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HI All,

I work in inpatient medicine and recently had our CME benefits abruptly decreased without notice.  So... doing some market research.  Would you mind replying where you work (geographically) and in which field of medicine... how much CME reimbursement your employer pays per year, any CME time off per year, and is you DEA and state license part of CME reimbursements or separate funds?  I found a thread on this topic, but it was from 2013, I would like more up to date information.

My stats for others...I work inpatient medicine in Rochester, NY.  We get $1750 CME and 40 hours per year.  DEA and licenses are taken out of our CME money.

Your help is greatly appreciated.  Thanks in advance.

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Former FT EM job: $2500 for CME, but all licenses, DEA, etc had to come from it.  New FT EM job, no CME, but $20/hour higher pay.  New employer did pay for all licensing fees and DEA to work in a new state.

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Surgery (employed by health system) in Pacific Northwest, $3000 CME annually, 40 hours, licensing fees reimbursed with separate fund but membership dues come from CME fund

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PNW, Critcare with large system.

$2500 CME, professional membership + DEA + License provided outside of this.

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Midwest. two major health systems as employers. 1st gives 3500 and 5 days CME. Licensing and all come from that fund. 2nd is 2250 with 10 days CME, licensing and required are separate. No changes for PAs based upon specialty, just across the board. 

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$1200/year for everything.  If your DEA comes up that year it comes out of the $1200.  So does state license.  Frequently it doesn't cover both if they come up in the same year.  Better then $0 which is what I got when I did locums full-time.

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Southwest, surgical subspecialty private practice, $2000 for CME-related expenses, CME days taken out of PTO pool, and they cover any and all business expenses (DEA, licensing, credentialing) in addition to CME allowance.

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SE Virginia.  Currently in UC with a very generous 5K for everything, no time off.  Moving to ER at end of the month with $2500 for everything, no time off (but other benefits in ER much better). 

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PNW. Family medicine at an FQHC. $2500 is strictly CME money (but that is before tax so it's more like ~$1700). 40 CME hours separate from 21 days PTO. Employer covers DEA, licensing, professional memberships, etc.

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VA - actually zero CME funds but you can submit mission critical CME and might get it covered. No extra time off as CME.

That said - VA provides a great deal on site and TMS computer system that is Category I and II. We have full UptoDate account for free. VA has their own CME - some required with paid travel. Any time off is not counted against PTO.

DEA is federal exempt - $0 cost but only works at the VA or govt.

I pay my state license and all NCCPA fees and recert fees - no longer tax deductible. All memberships are self pay.

It works for me. This cycle I have 40 extra Cat I hours and I haven’t paid for any of them.

Docs get a separate plan, so I hear. So far, my version is fine for me.

 

 

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2k/year for CME. All license renewals/DEA/etc are not taken out of CME. It's not great but our PTO and 401k match are pretty great so what can you do. *shrug*

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$1500/yr which can roll over to the next year for a max of $3k

One week PTO paid time off/year 

Licensing, DEA, etc is paid from a separate account 

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UC. Recently increased from $1200 to $2500 after I questioned why the physician sitting next to me got 6k. baby steps I suppose

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On 8/20/2019 at 11:07 AM, MSPAC said:

PNW. Family medicine at an FQHC. $2500 is strictly CME money (but that is before tax so it's more like ~$1700).

What?  You shouldnt have to pay taxes on reimbursement for CME.  Better to have them cut you a separate check for that and not withhold it or declare it on your W2.  They write it of ass a business expense, so everyone wins.

 

$2k for CME, licensure separate, and 40 hours.

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It depends. If I use my CME money for a conference it isn't taxable. If I use the available option to purchase a new laptop or cell phone it is.

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On 8/23/2019 at 6:08 AM, Boatswain2PA said:

What?  You shouldnt have to pay taxes on reimbursement for CME.  Better to have them cut you a separate check for that and not withhold it or declare it on your W2.  They write it of ass a business expense, so everyone wins.

I've brought this up but my place of employment is run by idiots set on their archaic ways.

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