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Impact Report — Vol. 3, Issue 1

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We are building a brighter tomorrow, today.

Our bright tomorrow is forged and reinforced by the work we do all year to make the Academy strong. The efforts and successes involve AAD staff, working alongside leadership and, importantly, members like you. It’s a powerful collaboration.

In this edition of the American Academy of Dermatology/Association Impact Report, we will show you how we advocate on the issues that matter most to you and your patients. We will show how we establish you as the experts so that your patients can feel confident about their care. Finally, we will show you what Academy membership means — how your benefits are continually evolving, growing, and meeting your needs.

The benefits to you are evident in the pages below!

Advocating for you

We advocate on Capitol Hill and with private payers to protect your patients and your practice.

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Putting patient safety first

In partnership with state dermatology and medical societies, we defeated scope expansion bills.

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Fighting detrimental Medicare payment cuts

The AADA will continue to call on Congress to provide full relief to physician practices and work to reform the broken Medicare physician payment system.

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Academy scores big wins with private payer policies

As a direct result of our advocacy efforts, UHC agreed to amend its policies on prior authorization for Mohs and adjacent tissue transfer.

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iPLEDGE win included in year-end package

The AADA’s 2022 advocacy efforts were successful in securing provisions on the iPLEDGE Program within the omnibus spending package.

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Academy tackles lidocaine shortage

The Academy is working to address the shortage with policymakers to identify the root causes of the shortage and develop solutions to mitigate future supply issues.

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Highlighting the specialty in the nation’s capital

More than 180 dermatology advocates assembled in Washington, D.C., to discuss key dermatologic issues with members of Congress at the 2022 AADA Legislative Conference.

Positioning the specialty

In the news and out in the world, we continue to position you as the experts, and the public is listening.

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Your Dermatologist Knows sees rapid success

Since launch, Your Dermatologist Knows content has been seen over 100 million times.

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skin healthy magazine is committed to patient education

The biannual magazine featured over two dozen articles in 2022, including notable topics such as caring for dry lips, hair loss treatment options, and detecting skin cancer in all skin tones.

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Academy videos for the public garner millions of views

The Academy published nine new Your Dermatologist Knows videos in 2022, earning 143 media placements which were seen over 126 million times.

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AAD bolsters information about darker skin tones

New and updated content on AAD.org reflects our commitment to providing information for patients of all skin tones.

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2022 Skin Cancer Awareness Month content reaches millions

Over 2,300 media placements generated nearly 720 million views.

Member benefits

We know how important member benefits are to you — here’s a taste of what the Academy has to offer.

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Helping you out with practice management tools

We continue to give you updated practical tools, from prior authorization letters to tips on using modifier 59.

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Questions? Your Academy Member Resource Center is ready!

Whether it’s a phone call, an email, or an online chat, the Academy’s Member Resource Center stands at the ready to answer your questions and offer assistance.

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Our clinical education benefits continue to grow

From the AAD Clinical Community to updated clinical guidelines, we offer you the updated resources you need to stay current on advances in patient care.

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The Academy goes live with its meetings in 2022

In 2022, the AAD’s Annual Meeting returned as a live event in Boston with more than 15,000 attendees. The Academy also debuted its Innovation Academy Meeting in Vancouver.

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Your Academy CME roundup: Highlights from 2022

In 2022, there was an average of 12,670 CME claims per month, with thousands of you taking advantage of all we have to offer, including a new Skin of Color Curriculum.