July 17, 2015

Steve M. Passin, FACEHP, CHCP


As former deputy health secretary for the State of California and an executive with both the American Medical Association and the American Society of Internal Medicine, Steve brings policy level experience as a government regulator and at the national level of organized medicine in the United States. In addition, as a former surveyor for the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), he has inside knowledge of the accreditation process that governs most of SP&A’s clients. Mr. Passin also heads up the SP&A’s strategic-level services for those clients engaging the company for mergers and acquisitions and corporate restructuring relative to maintaining a separation between education and promotion in accordance with firewall policies and procedures specified by accrediting agencies and the Office of the Inspector General of the US Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). Passin Associates works with such clients ranging from multinational corporations to smaller multi-company entities and their holding companies. For Passin Associates’ self-study clients, Steve specializes in the chapter that is critical to attaining ACCME Level 3 accreditation-Engagement with the Environment (Criteria 16-22), the ACCME chapter on Evaluation and Improvement (Criteria 11-15), and the ACCME chapter on the Introduction and Prologue. He is also the Company’s expert on Accreditation Council on Pharmacy Education (ACPE) self-studies.