Question: Our health system offers multi-disciplinary grand rounds which awards CEUs/CMEs to attendees. Physicians, providers and staff who are not employees of our organization are invited and welcome to attend. Do these grand rounds count as community benefit? If so, what should report?
Recommendation: Routine continuing education should not be reported as community benefit. This would be when the primary purpose is to provide education to your staff. If your organization is offering topics that outsiders might not get otherwise and your invitation involves true outreach to others, it could be reported. But keep in mind, if the primary purpose is for the education of your own staff, we recommend not reporting as community benefit.