Analysis of 2013 ACCME Annual Report

2013 ACCME Annual Report Summary

The 2013 ACCME Annual Report data released earlier this summer shows growth in total CME income and non-physician participants at activities, while physician participation at activities was down slightly. Supporting the concept of the healthcare team approach to medicine, five year trend data shows that the number of physician participants has increased by 4% while the number of non-physician participants at CME has increased by 30% since 2009. Reductions in commercial support continue to be offset by increases in “other income” and “advertising and exhibits” income.

2013 ACCME Annual Report Stats

• 4% annual decrease in the total number of physician participants at CME activities
• Total commercial support contributions fell by 2% to an estimated $659,953,563
• 5% increase in “other income” (e.g., budget allocations from company departments, participant registration fees, etc.)
• 2% increase in advertising and exhibits income
• Total annual income for CME increased by $68 million (2.7%) between 2012-2013
• Of the total attendance at CME activities, 56% of attendees were physicians and 44% were non-physicians
• 1% decline in number of ACCME-accredited providers between 2012-13
• 3% decline in number of state-accredited providers between 2012-13

CME Costs Per Physician

Provider Type Avg. #  of Physicians Per Activity Avg. Exp.$ Per Activity Avg. Exp.$ Per Physician
School of Medicine 107 $11,553 $107
Publishing/ Education Company 185 $23,720 $114
Physician Membership Organization 111 $25,489 $229

 

3-Year Trend Data

Year Total $ Expense Other Income as % of Total Income Industry Grant $ as % of Total Income Total # Physician Participants Total # Non-Physician Participants
2011 $1,855,201,131 55% 32% 13,741,621 9,558,789
2012 $1,933,425,096 59% 27%* 14,398,205 10,207,237
2013 $1,949,595,213 60% 26% 13,764,896 10,929,217

*estimated, due to changes in data collected by ACCME

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Posted on August 21, 2014 pm31 2:50 pm

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