Are there specific subject areas that are acceptable for continuing medical education and others that are not acceptable?
FDA does not require specific subject areas for continuing medical education in mammography. All continuing education units (category I for interpreting physicians) related to the diagnosis or treatment of breast disease or to other areas that will aid facility personnel in improving the quality of mammography, will be acceptable toward meeting the continuing education requirement.
Also, 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 training in these areas may be accepted toward meeting the MQSA CME/CEU requirement. However, the number of credit hours in these topics should not constitute a majority of the 15 hour requirement.