Joint Providerships

Joint Providership

Joint providership has been an established process for more than 25 years, affording accredited organizations the opportunity to collaborate with non-accredited organizations to enhance the diversity and value of their educational offerings.

Educational organizations seeking accreditation may submit a pre-program application provided you are not an ACCME defined commercial interest. A commercial interest is any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on patients.

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Who We Are

The Foundation for Care Management, a center for learning and change is a recognized leader in local, national, and international continuing medical education for physicians, nurses, pharmacists and other healthcare professionals.  Founded in 1995, FCM is a non-profit 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization whose role it is to fill the education and practice gaps of healthcare practitioners.


ACCME – Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education

ACPE – Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education

ANCC – American Nurses Credentialing Center

Why Seek Accreditation

Healthcare practitioners need continuing medical education for their respective licensing boards. Accredited continuing education provides an objective, non-commercial and evidence based form of learning. CME continues to evolve and regulatory alignment between the ACCME and AMA now allows accreditors like FCM greater flexibility in how learning happens. If you haven’t sought out CME in the past we’d encourage you to complete an application and see if your program qualifies. We encourage all programs be up to a CME standard to facilitate greater learning experiences for your audience.

Topics for Consideration

Today’s learners increasingly and appropriately expect education to be professionally delivered, tailored to their needs and practice environment and support both an evidence based process and quality improvement. Learning should be adaptable to different learning styles and accessible to where you live, learn and practice. A variety of topics are acceptable provided they are evidence based and supported by peer reviewed literature. Content areas as well as educational modalities are derived from documented educational and practice gaps of the healthcare providers. The FCM Advisory board applies multi-disciplinary expertise to recommend course content and presentation methods to the Planning Committee. Topics must be free of any commercial interest.

Professional Services

  • Program course development and scientific validation
  • Accreditation for CME, CNE or CE’s
  • Working with joint providers and other healthcare organizations/educational providers who are committed to the development and execution of high quality evidence-based programs
  • Online library of master class content available to those that qualify. Google ad word campaign plus quarterly email distribution of content. Authorship agreements available
  • Consulting available for meeting event planning, organization and hotel contracting
  • Outcomes research and development
  • Technical writing and medical editing

Teaching Modalities or Formats

There are generally specific requirements for 3 formats which include enduring material, journal-based CME and performance improvement CME. Some program formats are listed below. Effective in 2017, there is a new creation of an "Other" format which can now be used to designate an activity.

  • Single topic programs (generally 1-3 hours) live onsite and internet, On-Demand enduring
  • Conference (generally 4-8 hours) with multiple speakers addressing the same specific topic
  • Workshops (generally 2-3 days) with multiple presenters on a variety of topics
  • Regularly scheduled series (RSS) typically for hospital based grand rounds, tumor boards but can include online/virtual events specific to a group of specialists
  • Internet CE in a variety of formats or topics
  • Enduring material such as case studies, presentations or other instructional programs that can be viewed in a variety of ways including traditional webinars, podcasts etc.
  • Other – Instead of focusing on how to construct an activity to fit into a category we can customize the best approach for learners using a variety of models and strategies to drive meaningful learning and change. These include things like adaptive e-learning, virtual reality, gamification, role play simulation etc.


Fees vary depending on program hours, number of speakers and which accreditations are needed for your program. Please complete the pre-program application so we can evaluate for program qualification along with cost estimates.

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