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Session Information

FOC U005 - Cost Conscious Dermatology

Open admission to eligible categories, no tuition or ticket


Date: Friday, March 21

CME Credits: 1.50

Location: Room 605

Time: 7:15 AM - 8:45 AM

Director: Kevin Kia, MD, FAAD

  • Adewole Shomari Adamson, MD, MPP

Learning Objectives:
Following this course, the attendee should be able to:

  • Compare the cost-benefit ratio of commonly prescribed therapeutics
  • Assess the necessity for laboratory and radiologic tests for skin diseases
  • Treat the un- or underinsured more effectively

The cost of medicine is escalating dramatically. Laboratory tests, imaging, and prescription drugs represent a significant portion of healthcare expenditures. This session will examine the cost to benefit ratio for both the evaluation and management of several commonly encountered conditions. This session is applicable to all dermatologists who practice medical dermatology. Specific attention will be made on understanding how best to evaluate and treat patients that are under- or uninsured.