In 2019 the Commission announced changes to the eligibility requirements (PDF) for CERP recognition. Effective July 1, 2023, providers that are commercial interests, as defined by ADA CERP, will no longer be eligible for CERP recognition. Providers that qualify as commercial interests may maintain their recognition status through June 30, 2023 by fulfilling normal program requirements.
To identify the providers that will be affected by this change, all CERP recognized providers were sent an online “commercial interest questionnaire” in December 2020. Based on its review of the information supplied by providers, the Commission identified the providers that meet the ADA CERP definition of a commercial interest. These providers were notified of the Commission’s findings this August, and advised that they will be able to maintain their recognition through June 23, 2023 but no later. Providers the Commission determined are not commercial interests were also notified that they will be eligible to maintain their ADA CERP recognition status by continuing to meet program requirements.
After June 30, 2023, commercial interests, as defined by ADA CERP, will be able to provide financial and in-kind support for CE activities developed by ADA CERP recognized providers, as long as the commercial interests have no role in selecting the content or instructors.
The intent of this change is to reduce the potential conflicts of interest that arise when entities that produce, market, distribute or re-sell healthcare goods or services used on patients also control the content of continuing education activities.
For more information, contact the CCEPR director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.