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2015

February 20

AADA rallies physicians for network adequacy reforms

  • AADA cautions FTC: no one-size-fits-all solution for alternative payment
  • AADA praises “Cures” bill for restoring global codes, prioritizing patient access
  • ICD-10 challenges remain says AADA
  • AADA works to change modifier 25 policy in New Jersey
  • State bill raises concerns over patient safety for laser hair removal
  • Cancer coalition praises bill to restore NIH funding
  • AADA pushes for indoor tanning restriction in South Dakota

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February 6

AADA analysis of alternative payment models intensifies

  • AADA advocates for increased patient access to specialty drugs 
  • Momentum picks up for state tanning bed restrictions
  • AADA to Congress: Mandate EHR interoperability to improve quality reporting 
  • CMS acts to ease dermatologists’ concerns on EHR reporting requirements
  • AADA says biosmilar substitution decisions must involve physicians
  • AADA responds to truth in advertising proposal in Indiana
  • President asks for $1 billion increase for medical research

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January 23

AADA to Congress: Specialty residencies would ease physician shortage

  • House revisits permanent SGR repeal and offsets in two-day hearing
  • AADA advocates for strengthened network adequacy in Montana
  • AADA supports bill to ease EHR reporting burdens
  • TAKE ACTION: Call on Congress to support IPAB repeal legislation
  • Obama to prioritize precision medicine initiative

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January 9

AADA stresses continuity, access, cost as essential to improve health plan adequacy

  • AADA president takes member concerns on networks to key Congressional advisors
  • AADA advocacy retains national coverage determination for lasers
  • Comparative billing reports on modifier 59 to be issued this month
  • No more using campus cards for tanning says Congressional coalition
  • FDA panel gives green light for first biosimilar in the U.S.

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Additional resources

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Grassroots advocacy

The AADA's influence is only as strong as it's members' voices. 

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Dermatology Advocacy Network (DAN)

Contact your member of Congress and become a state advocacy leader.
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State Advocacy Toolkit

Information & advocacy resources about pressing state policy priorities.

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Payment & reimbursement center

Learn how to ensure fair reimbursement for your services.
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Narrow networks

Browse AAD resources on how best to respond to this issue.
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Get involved with the AADA's political action committee.