Dermatology Advocate

Dermatology Advocate is a bi-weekly e-newsletter dedicated to providing American Academy of Dermatology Association (AADA) members with timely news about advocacy issues affecting dermatology.

View the most recent issue below.

June 26, 2015

Top news

Your help needed: IPAB repeal legislation moves to Senate

This week, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill that permanently repeals the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) provision of the Affordable Care Act. The IPAB is the independent body created to ensure specific savings targets in Medicare. As a top advocacy priority, the AADA has been aggressively working to build bipartisan support for the legislation on Capitol Hill. With the passage of this bill, the House has taken an important step to protect the availability of quality, efficient health care for seniors.

The AADA thanks Reps. Phil Roe (R-Tenn.) and the bipartisan group of supporters in the House. The AADA encourages its members to use the Dermatology Advocacy Network, and urge the Senate to pass the bill.

More headlines

  • AADA urging Congress to ease ICD-10 transition
  • AADA statement in response to King v. Burwell ruling
  • AADA supports 90-day EHR reporting period; calls for flexibility
  • Congress must include dermatologic conditions in efforts to improve chronic care 
  • Take action: oppose tanning tax repeal act to protect public health
  • Coalition applauds registry provisions in ‘Cures’ bill 
  • AADA pushes for increase to NIH and FDA funding

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Additional resources



Grassroots advocacy

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Dermatology Advocacy Network (DAN)

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State Advocacy Toolkit

Information & advocacy resources about pressing state policy priorities.


Payment & reimbursement center

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