Advocacy


The American Academy of Dermatology Association advocates on behalf of its members and dermatology patients with Congress, state legislatures, private payers, and regulatory agencies on issues of concern to the specialty. AADA offers members several opportunities to become involved in advocacy at the state, national, and grassroots levels.

BlogFirst 100 Days Blog

What can we expect from the new administration and Congress? Find out in Dermatology World’s First 100 Days blog.

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MIPS calculatorHow will MIPS affect your bottom line?

Find out how MIPS will impact your practice revenue with the AAD's interactive tool.

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Payment2017 final Medicare Fee Schedule

While providing overall a 0% increase in dermatology payments, the fee schedule also contains important developments for dermatology, such as modified reporting burdens on global periods.

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2016 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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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 Sept. 11-13, 2016, in Washington, D.C. Join your colleagues and make your voice heard.
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SkinPAC

Learn more about the AADA’s political action committee and how your contribution makes 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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Dermatology Advocacy Network

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

News alerts

Senate committee to vote on Dr. Tom Price for HHS Secretary
The Senate Finance Committee this week is expected to approve Tom Price, MD, to serve as secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under the Trump Administration.
 

Congress passes 21st Century Cures Act
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 NIH, support EHR interoperability. President Obama is expected to sign it into law soon.

2017 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule released
CMS released the 2017 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Final Rule Nov. 2, 2016. While providing overall a 0% increase in dermatology payments, the fee schedule also contains important developments for dermatology. 

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