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The FDA has issued a warning reiterating that injectable silicone is not approved for body contouring and enhancement purposes. The agency states that the use of injectable silicone to enhance...

SCHAUMBURG, Ill. (Nov. 14, 2017) —

The AADA has confirmed that Anthem/Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield will begin conducting post-service reviews of claims billed with modifier 25 in California, Connecticut, Maine, New Hampshire, and New York.

CMS released the 2018 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule rule and the final rule for the 2018 Quality Payment Program/MACRA. CMS indicates these rules reflect the agency’s broader strategy of relieving...

To combat cuts to modifier 25, the AADA is leading a coalition made up of state dermatology societies and other medical specialty organizations to oppose this policy change.

SCHAUMBURG, Ill. (Nov. 1, 2017) —

Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield’s latest policy to reduce reimbursement for modifier 25 continues to spread throughout the United States. The AADA has confirmed that starting with claims processed on...

SCHAUMBURG, Ill. (Oct. 10, 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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MACRAMACRA resources

Let the AADA help prepare you for MACRA, MIPS, and APMS. Discover a wealth of information, tools, and resources at your fingertips!

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Quality Payment Program2018 QPP rule and fee schedule

CMS released the 2018 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule and final rule for the 2018 Quality Payment Program. Read more about how this will impact your practice.

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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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November is National Healthy Skin Month. Learn why it's important to see a board-certified dermatologist and how to find one near you!

2018 Annual Meeting
Feb. 16-20, 2018
San Diego, California

Attend the greatest dermatology meeting in the world! Expand your expertise in dermatology through hundreds of innovative sessions and ground-breaking research while connecting with colleagues.

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Latest Publications

November 2017
Dermatology World

Do Ask. Do Treat. Experts discuss cultural and medical competencies of caring for lesbian, gay, and bisexual patients

Setting the score: How can broad-based measures help dermatologists demonstrate their value

Taking aim at psoriasis: Experts worldwide embrace treat-to-target 
November 2017

Spectrum of orocutaneous disease associations

Oropharyngeal lesions in pityriasis rosea

Serious infections among a large cohort of subjects with systemically treated psoriasis

2017 Summer Meeting
AAD Meeting News

  • Advances in lasers, PRP, gene editing, and more

  • Physician burnout: Trying to reverse the trend

  • Hair loss and inflammation: Seeking the connection

  • All things considered — a primer on contracts for residents

  • Boards Fodder: Monitoring systemic dermatology medications

  • Career case study: Pediatric dermatology


Fall 2017

Making a lasting impression

The power of collaboration

In the Community: Humanitarianism abroad