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According to a press release issued by AbbVie, risankizumab has met all co-primary and ranked secondary endpoints in a fourth phase 3 study of the drug as a treatment for...

SCHAUMBURG, Ill. (Dec. 12, 2017) —

The FDA has approved an over-the-counter topical cream for atopic dermatitis. The cream, marketed by New Zealand-based company BioNona as Atopis, contains myriphytase which is created through a process called...

A new tool, developed by health information network Surescripts, will allow providers to find out how much a prescription will cost for their patients based on the patient’s specific health...

Academy President Henry W. Lim, MD, responds to “Skin Cancers Rise – Along With Questionable Treatments” article

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...

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...

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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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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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

December 2017
Dermatology World

While you're waiting ... Strategies for improving the patient experience before a visit begins

The itchy scalp: Experts break down the dermatologic conditions that can cause itchy scalp

No vacancy: Medical school growth exceeds available residency positions, leaving some graduates out in the cold
December 2017

Lymphedema: Diagnostic workup and management

Cardiovascular comorbidities of pediatric psoriasis among hospitalized children in the United States

Poor early response to methotrexate portends inadequate long-term outcomes in patients with moderate-to-severe 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

  • Self-made financial health

  • Boards Fodder: Update in melanoma therapies

  • Career case study: Medical dermatology


Winter 2017

New shade structures; far-reaching research

Get ready to hike Alaska

Botswana and beyond