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Several recent studies have demonstrated the benefits of good bacteria in patients with atopic dermatitis and melanoma. In a phase 1 trial, researchers at the University of California found that...

The U.S. Department of Justice has joined Medicare Advantage in a whistleblower lawsuit that alleges that UnitedHealth Group has been collecting millions of dollars from Medicare Advantage by fraudulently increasing...

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Read the Academy's statement on the recent Executive Order on U.S. Immigration Policy.

The AMA released survey results examining the burden of prior authorizations. The study found that physicians and staff process an average of 37 prior authorization requests per week, requiring an...

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SCHAUMBURG, Ill. (Dec. 13, 2016) —

Today, the Senate passed the 21st Century Cures Act in a bipartisan vote of 94 to 5. The legislation will provide for cancer research, reform and modernize the FDA and...

CDC study shows proposed FDA rule could prevent deaths, lower treatment costs

PracticeMACRA questions?

AAD has launched an online discussion forum allowing members to ask expert staff questions about MACRA. Members also are encouraged to share their experiences and knowledge with their colleagues.

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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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EducationPI CME

Acne is one of the most common disorders treated by dermatologists and other health care providers. PI CME Acne is a self-directed, web-based activity designed to help evaluate your delivery of dermatologic care.                 

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New appMyDermPath+

The AAD's MyDermPath+ app is a comprehensive resource for dermatologists and dermatopathologists! This user-friendly app features interactive algorithms for generating differential diagnosis using a clinicopathological approach.

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2017 Annual Meeting
March 3-7, 2017
Orlando, Fla.

Connect with your colleagues, take part in engaging sessions on trending topics, and bring the latest in dermatology care back to your patients – all in five days of exceptional learning at the 2017 AAD Annual Meeting! Join us in Orlando and experience the best of dermatology.

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Latest Publications

A full plate of policy: How will the new government affect dermatology's issues?

Spotlight on photodermatoses: Pruritic, mostly rare disorders can pose diagnostic challenge

How does your garden grow? Strategies for evaluating staff performance  

March 2017

Efficacy and safety of guselkumab, an anti-interleukin-23 monoclonal antibody, compared with adalimumab for the continuous treatment of patients with moderate to severe psoriasis

Short- and long-term safety outcomes with ixekizumab from 7 clinical trials in psoriasis
2017 Annual Meeting
AAD Meeting News

  • ‘Hot Topics’ to range from cutting-edge research to updates on issues

  • Panelists to discuss real-life challenges in clinical practice

  • Variety of speakers to offer tips to hit quality improvement targets

  • Seeing double: Adapting resident pathology education for the big (and small) screen

  • Boards' Fodder: Most Common Cutaneous Metastasis Based on Anatomical Location

  • Changes in reimbursement are coming — are you prepared?

Winter 2016

Take the first step to reduce skin cancer

AAD and me

Striking the right chord