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2018 Advocacy priorities

Not sure which topics are important to the specialty right now? Review the AADA’s top advocacy priorities.

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Skin cancer and indoor tanning

Learn what the AADA is doing to inform the public about skin cancer and protect them from the dangers of indoor tanning.

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Medicare physician payment

What you need to know about health care payment reform, including MACRA, and how it will affect reimbursement.
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Drug pricing and availibility

Drug prices are soaring. Learn more about why, what you can do to help, and resources to ensure you patients get the treatment they need.
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State policy

Stay in the loop with legislation in your state, apply for grants, or learn how to better connect with your state society.
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Scope of practice

Learn about state policy regarding the scope of practice for nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and medispas  as well as more about the Academy's advocacy efforts. 
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Network adequacy

If you’ve found yourself cut from a provider network, review all the options and then take action. The AADA will help you take the next steps.
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Legislative Conference

The Legislative Conference will take place September 8-10, 2019 in Washington, D.C. Join your colleagues and advocate for dermatology.
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Learn more about the AADA’s political action committee and how contributions to SkinPAC are used to make a difference.
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Academy position statements

Review the Academy’s stance on a wide range of topics, including indoor tanning, office-based medicine, teledermatology, and more.
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Advocacy Action Center

Take action and start connecting with key representatives on issues critical to the specialty to make a difference.

News alerts

AADA joins letter opposing cuts to medical research & cancer prevention efforts
The AADA and other members of the One Voice Against Cancer (OVAC) coalition have sent a letter to Congressional leaders opposing potential cuts to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and ultimately the National Cancer Institute (NCI) included in President Trump's budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2018.  Funding medical research is among the Academy's 2017 advocacy priorities.

AADA leads multi-organization letter opposing tanning tax repeal
The AADA has led a multi-organization letter to Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) opposing the repeal of the indoor tanning tax in the American Health Care Act (AHCA), the proposed replacement for the Affordable Care Act.

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