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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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As of Jan. 1, patients on the CVS Caremark Advanced Control Formulary will lose access to several topical medications and may be forced to switch from one biologic treatment to...

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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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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Step therapySubmit your story

Have you experienced step therapy and has it delayed you from accessing a necessary treatment? If so, the AAD wants to hear from you. The state policy team is active all year long in advocating for states to enact step therapy laws. 

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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. Registration is now open.

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Latest Publications

February 2017
Dermatology World

Battle for the biome: Researchers explore skin microbiome to exploit bacteria for treatments

Seven steps to MIPS success: A practical guide to implementing the new Medicare-based Incentive Payment System

Sowing seeds for new growth: Medical assistant recruitment and retention with an eye on the future

February 2017

Rapid visualization of nonmelanoma skin cancer

The positive impact of radiologic imaging on high-stage cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma management

Treatment targets for plaque 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