AAOS introduces new disclosure program

By Alan M. Levine, MD

Transparency. Everyone’s talking about it—within medicine, the financial community, and government. Even teenagers and parents are asking for it from each other! The increasing need for transparency is also fueling a demand for a way to meet disclosure requirements more quickly and easily. The new AAOS disclosure database can save time for you and your support staff, while enabling you to meet new disclosure requirements.

Background
Two years ago, the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME)—the group that accredits organizations like the Academy to give CME credit—established new Standards for Commercial Support. The new standards require CME providers such as the Academy “to show that everyone who is in a position to control the content of an education activity has disclosed all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest to the provider.”

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