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2015 PQRS GPRO: Register with CMS by June 30 deadline
Groups should register now with CMS in order to meet the June 30 deadline to participate in the 2015 Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) Group Practice Reporting Option (GPRO) via the Physician Value - Physician Quality Reporting System (PV-PQRS) Registration System.

AADA statement in response to King vs. Burwell  
The AADA has voiced its concerns with the ACA in the past, but has remained committed to improving the law so that it does not undermine patients’ access to care and treatment or physicians’ ability to treat their patients. The Supreme Court found that citizens in state and federal exchanges under the ACA remain eligible to receive federal subsidies to purchase coverage.

House passes IPAB repeal legislation to protect senior access to care
Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill that permanently repeals the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) provision of the Affordable Care Act. As a top advocacy priority, the AADA has been aggressively working to build bipartisan support for the legislation on Capitol Hill. The AADA encourages its members to use Dermatology Advocacy Network to urge the Senate to pass the bill.

Call for Nominations
Nominations sought for 2016 AAD election by Oct. 1, 2015.

Bill to repeal tanning tax undermines public health
The Academy joined 70 organizations in signing a letter in support of the current federal tax on indoor tanning. 

Changes ahead for meaningful use 
On April 11, CMS released a proposed rule that would make significant changes to meaningful use, including changing the reporting period to 90 days in 2015 as well as removing several core and menu set measures from the program and reducing the reporting thresholds for other measures. 

Academy seeks MOC changes
On April 2, the Academy Board of Directors sent a letter asking ABD to modify current MOC requirements.

2016 Appointment Applications
Submit your application for available council, committee, and task forces for the 2016 appointment cycle by June 30, 2015.

Submissions now accepted for the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology (JAAD) Case Reports
JAAD Case Reports, a new peer-reviewed, open access, online-only journal dedicated to publishing case reports, is now accepting manuscripts.

 

 

 

 

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