Rethink Excessive Documentation Requirements

A LEADING MEDICAL institution now requires 32 pages of explanatory notes and forms covering 18 distinct categories to validate its grand rounds CME activity. Perhaps this process is atypical, but it's more likely that it is typical of the burden placed on institutions, CME departments, planners, and faculty by current CME regulations. Within the 32 pages are hundreds of fill-in-the-blank requests for activity specifications from needs assessment to financial reconciliation.

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