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SCHAUMBURG, Ill. (July 20, 2017) —

The FDA has lifted a hold on a drug trial for an alopecia areata treatment, and it has also approved a new biologic for psoriasis, Tremfya.

The proposed rule proposes an overall 1% decrease to dermatology payments. Additionally, it solicits ideas for reduced burden on physicians.

The FDA has cleared the DigniCap Cooling System to be used to reduce alopecia during chemotherapy for patients with solid tumors.

SCHAUMBURG, Ill. (July 11, 2017) —

The FDA has granted Wontech’s picosecond laser device, Picocare, 510(k) clearance for tattoo removal.

The AADA recently sat down with Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, MD, and CMS Administrator Seema Verma to discuss ways to provide more regulatory relief for physicians.

CMS released its anticipated proposed rule outlining policies for the 2018 Quality Payment Program (QPP). The AADA is pleased that CMS has listened to physician groups such as ours and...

Prior authorizationsCreate a patient letter

Need a quick way to create a prior authorization patient letter? Complete the following steps to create an individualized letter appealing a denial for a prescribed treatment for your patient.       

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Quality Payment Program2018 Proposed rule

CMS has released the proposed rule for the Quality Payment Program, containing proposed updates to MIPS for 2018. The proposed rule includes elements that were not included in the first year of the program, including virtual groups, facility-based measurement, and improvement scoring.

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2017 Summer Academy Meeting
July 27-30, 2017
New York

Connect with your colleagues, take part in engaging sessions on trending topics, and bring the latest in dermatology care back to your patients – all during the 2017 Summer Academy Meeting! Join us in New York and experience the best of dermatology.

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Latest Publications

Purse string policies: Examining the policies instituted by insurers to rein in costs 

Get smart: Digital devices in dermatology

The power of healing: Dermatologists break new ground in the treatment of wounds and scars
July 2017

Current and emerging treatments for vitiligo

Natural killer cell response is a predictor of good outcome in MCPyV+ Merkel cell carcinoma: A case series of 23 patients

The impact of oral Polypodium leucotomos extract on ultraviolet B response: A human clinical study

2017 Summer Meeting
AAD Meeting News

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  • Groundbreaking advances headline 'Hot Topics'

  • European, American dermatologists combine to share advances

  • Avoid these mistakes for a blemish-free resume

  • Boards' Fodder: Photosensitivity Disorders

  • Career case study: The life of  a Mohs specialist

Summer 2017

Mentorship: Cultivating the Future

President’s Gala: Highlights from the 2017 event in Florida

In the Community: Mission to Jordan