AUCH Medical Directors Peer Group

  • 1.  CME Benefits at your Center

    Posted 08-19-2022 08:16
    Hello- we had a question for you all, please reply through this list, we can try it out as a forum for sharing

    One provider is asking

    1. How much time and $$  for CME do you provide?
    2. What expectations do organizations have for how CME is used (i.e. mandatory CME topics, reporting of CME experiences, use of funds, etc)?

    Thanks! Let's see how this works


    Sarah Woolsey

  • 2.  RE: CME Benefits at your Center

    Posted 08-22-2022 07:11
    We offer 5 days CME and $3000 - use it or lose it, doesn't roll over year to year.

    We allow it to be used for any area of interest for the provider - they just need to get it approved by the med director first.  If there are any conferences that are recommended by the organization then we don't count that as CME.

    I am curious to see what others are doing.

    Carissa Monroy
    Medical Director
    Sacred Circle Healthcare
    Salt Lake City UT

  • 3.  RE: CME Benefits at your Center

    Posted 08-22-2022 08:48
    Thanks Carissa--who else has benefits to share?

    Sarah Woolsey, MD, MPH, FAAFP | Medical Director

    860 East 4500 South, Suite 206 | Salt Lake City, Utah 84107 | (c) 801.694.9466   



  • 4.  RE: CME Benefits at your Center

    Posted 08-23-2022 14:29
    1.  Depends on length of employment:
    Year 1 and 2:  $2,000, 40 hours.
    Year 3, 4, and 5:  $3,000, 50 hours.
    Year 6 and beyond: $4,000, 70 hours.

    2. We have a lengthy document created by the CEO which gives boundaries to use (per federal guidelines?).  This includes purchase of electronics, conferences, transportation to conferences, lodging, books/ apps/ subscriptions, home wifi availability (for call purposes), do's and don'ts, etc.

    We do not specify topics that CME must be used for but are considering:
    a. 5 hours must be spent on our "annual clinical focus goals" topics (i.e. last year was "Lighten Up" - obesity and depression management).
    b. Asking clinicians to present "pearls" at clinician meetings from recent conferences attended.

    Kurt Rifleman, MD
    CMO/Medical Director
    Midtown Community Health Center