Are there specific areas that are acceptable for continuing medical education?
FDA does not require specific subject areas for continuing medical education. All continuing education units related to the diagnosis or treatment of breast disease or to other areas that will aid facility personnel in improving the quality of mammography, may be acceptable toward meeting the continuing education requirement. Because of the external pressures affecting mammography facilities that have caused facility closures and a decrease in the number of personnel performing mammography, topics such as medical malpractice and mammography billing and reimbursement are becoming increasingly important to the continued viability of many mammography facilities. Because of this, CME/CEU mammography training that addresses these areas may be accepted toward meeting the MQSA CME/CEU requirement. However, the number of hours devoted to these topics should not constitute a majority of the 15 hour requirement.