At the same time, while total accredited CME income is decreasing, the pharma industry is upping its financial support of CME, according to the 2015 Annual Report of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME).
|Data from ACCME Annual Reports. Click on image for an enlarged, more readable view.|
ACCME's annual reports breakdown the major sources of financial support of CME. These sources include Government or military, Hospital/healthcare delivery system, Insurance company/managed-care company, Nonprofit (other), Nonprofit (physician membership organization), Publishing/education company (aka, MECCs or Medical Education Communication Company), School of Medicine, and other. Med Schools, MECCs, and Phys Societies account for 87% of the total funding, which in 2015 was $2.46 billion (down from $2.67 billion in 2014).
|Data from ACCME Annual Reports. Click on Image for an enlarged, more readable view.|