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CMS has sent letters to 806,879 providers notifying them that they will not be required to comply with the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) in 2017. CMS previously estimated that...

SCHAUMBURG, Ill. (May 16, 2017) —

The sponsors for the iPLEDGE program have clarified a policy under the program that required physicians to obtain a pregnancy test for female patients on isotretinoin who have had a...

SCHAUMBURG, Ill. (April 20, 2017) —

WASHINGTON, April 17, 2017 —

According to the 2017 Medscape Physician Compensation Report, dermatology ranks eighth on the list of top compensated medical specialties ― averaging an annual compensation of $386,000.

SCHAUMBURG, Ill. (April 11, 2017) —

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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GivingAdopt-a-Shade Structure

By adopting a shade structure, you can help extend the reach of the AAD Shade Structure Grant Program while increasing your visibility in your local community. 

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Earn CMEsCase Challenges

A free activity for members to earn CMEs monthly; search "case challenges" in the OLC. The activity assesses knowledge of the diagnosis, treatment, and management of various dermatologic conditions.

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Practice toolsAsk a coding expert

Submit your coding questions to the coding community where a panel of AAD experts will review and answer questions.

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May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month and the American Academy of Dermatology is encouraging women to check both their partners and themselves for signs of skin cancer.
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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

Exploring alternate sources of dermatologic care: The good, the bad, and how dermatologists should engage with them

Banning the bed: Profiling the status of indoor tanning regulations in the U.S.

Keeping watch: Melanoma monitoring becomes a team effort
May 2017

Psychocutaneous disease

Pediatric Stevens-Johnson syndrome and toxic epidermal necrolysis in the United States

Identification of high-risk cutaneous melanoma tumors is improved when combining the online Melanoma Outcome Prediction Tool with a 31-gene expression profile–based classification

2017 Annual Meeting
AAD Meeting News

  • AAD delivers one of its strongest Annual Meetings in Orlando

  • Aggressive treatment needed for hidradenitis suppurativa

  • Adults with atopic dermatitis are not just big kids

  • Avoid these mistakes for a blemish-free resume

  • Boards' Fodder: Photosensitivity Disorders

  • Career case study: The life of  a Mohs specialist

Winter 2016

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