Q: How can I keep tabs on practice management issues that affect my office staff?
A: The Academy offers a number of resources that can help you stay abreast of practice management issues in this swiftly changing health care environment.
On AAD.org, bookmark the practice management resource section for easy reference to all the practice management information available on the website. This section covers coding and reimbursement, regulatory compliance, health information technology, RAC audits, teledermatology, and much more.
In addition, AAD practice management staff produces a series of webinars that cover the most timely topics in practice management. Upcoming topics include:
If you or your staff aren't available for a live webinar, the Academy offers webinars on demand. The most recent topics include:
For your coding staff, the AAD offers the "Coding Essentials for Dermatology" on-demand series, which includes:
To meet your HIPAA compliance needs, the Academy offers the HIPAA and Omnibus Final Rule On-Demand Series, which explains the history of HIPAA and identifies steps dermatology practices should take to comply with the new rules that went into effect in September 2013.
As part of your membership, you also receive Dermatology World and Derm Coding Consult, which you can share with your practice management staff in the office, or have them visit AAD.org to view the articles online.
The Academy continues to develop its practice support resources for members and their staff. Be sure to visit the practice management section of AAD.org as we continue to expand and enhance these essential practice tools.
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