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Welcome to the American Academy of Dermatology’s electronic member newsletter.

Top news

  1. Academy taps Korn/Ferry International to conduct search for next executive director
  2. Academy puts skin cancer in the news
  3. Dermatology World debuts new section on AAD.org
  4. Play Sun Smart™ program names Baseball Hall of Famer Johnny Bench as 2012 spokesman
  5. Academy launches SPOT Skin Cancer™ pledge on Facebook
  6. AAD website offers enhanced search function

Government, legislative, and regulatory affairs

  1. City of Chicago passes ordinance prohibiting indoor tanning for those under 18
  2. A new day for sunscreen product labeling

Practice issues

  1. CMS e-prescribing deadline to avoid costly future penalties is June 30
  2. Interoperability of EHR with other practices and hospitals
  3. Using pathology codes, part two
  4. Note cloning is convenient, but it creates dangers for patients and practices
  5. Can blocking PGD2 prevent androgenic alopecia?
  6. MOC: Testing your strengths
  7. Drug importation: On the borderline
  8. HIPAA version 5010 deadline is June 30

Meetings

  1. Summer Academy Meeting registration is now open
  2. Academy meetings are all a-Twitter!

Academy news and member services

  1. AAD ‘Fellow’ logo available for member use
  2. Ethics in Medical Practice booklet now online
  3. AAD and AAD Association councils, committees, and task forces appointment application now available
  4. Scholarships available for international society meetings
  5. Nominate members who make a difference

Top news

  1. Academy taps Korn/Ferry International to conduct search for next executive director

The American Academy of Dermatology has retained Korn/Ferry International, the world’s largest executive search firm, to conduct the search for the Academy’s next executive director. This individual will succeed Ronald A. Henrichs, CAE, who retired from the Academy June 5.

  1. Academy puts skin cancer in the news

As part of Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month®, the Academy launched the SPOT Skin Cancer™ initiative to the public, distributed new PSAs targeting teens/young women and men over 50, shared daily tips from dermatologists through social media, and posted a self-tanner video to the Academy website and YouTube to encourage people to get the look of a tan without the risk for skin cancer. As a result of these efforts, the Academy secured significant media placements, including Today, the Weather Channel, and The Dr. Oz Show. Become involved with SPOT Skin Cancer™ throughout the year by volunteering your time and expertise to help others prevent and detect skin cancer.

  1. Dermatology World debuts new section on AAD.org

A new Dermatology World section of the website gives readers access to current and past issues of the magazine, including online-only bonus sidebars; a search field that returns only results from the magazine; and the continued availability of the magazine as a digital edition or PDF. AAD.org users will also be able to access the wealth of Dermatology World content through the site’s improved search function (see below).

  1. Play Sun Smart™ program names Baseball Hall of Famer Johnny Bench as 2012 spokesman

Baseball Hall of Famer and Cincinnati Reds legend Johnny Bench has been named the official 2012 spokesman for the Play Sun Smart™ program, which is a joint effort by Major League Baseball, the Major League Baseball Players Association, and the Academy. The goal of the Play Sun Smart™ program is to raise awareness about skin cancer and offer prevention and detection tips to the baseball community.

  1. Academy launches SPOT Skin Cancer™ pledge on Facebook

To help create awareness for SPOT Skin Cancer™, the Academy’s new, large-scale public awareness initiative about skin cancer prevention and detection, the Academy has created a Facebook app that allows people to take the SPOT Skin Cancer™ pledge to Prevent. Detect. Live. Help us spread the word by taking the SPOT Skin Cancer™ pledge and encouraging your patients to do the same. Stay connected with the Academy on Facebook and Twitter.

Note: The app requires you to “like” the Academy’s Facebook page before taking the pledge. Liking the Academy’s page does not allow the Academy to view your individual profile. Facebook pages cannot see the profiles (timelines) of people who connect with them, only their profile pictures and names. Pages also do not have access to a news feed with information about the activity of the people who connect with them.

  1. AAD website offers enhanced search function

A new page-preview feature and more in-depth, detailed search results make it easier than ever to find the information you seek on AAD.org.

Government, legislative, and regulatory affairs

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  1. City of Chicago passes ordinance prohibiting indoor tanning for those under 18

    On June 6, the Chicago City Council approved Alderman Debra Silverstein’s ordinance to prohibit minors from using indoor tanning beds at Chicago salons.

  2. A new day for sunscreen product labeling
  3. Product labeling will soon be required to highlight broad-spectrum protection.





Practice issues

  1. CMS e-prescribing deadline to avoid costly future penalties is June 30

    All Medicare Part B providers must submit at least 10 instances of e-prescribing on their claims or submit a hardship exemption before June 30 to avoid a 1.5 percent penalty in 2013. For more information, visit the Academy’s HIT-kit.

  2. Interoperability of EHR with other practices and hospitals

Find out why interoperability is considered to be the Holy Grail of electronic health records (EHR) and what the future of EHR could look like.

  1. Note cloning is convenient, but it creates dangers for patients and practices

Learn the dangers of cloned and templated patient documentation, and the compliance issues they can create.

  1. Using pathology codes, part two

Dirk M. Elston, MD, demonstrates how to properly apply pathology codes.

  1. Can blocking PGD2 prevent androgenic alopecia?

George Cotsarelis, MD, discusses insights from his article, “Prostoglandin D2 Inhibits Hair Growth and Is Elevated in Bald Scalp of Men with Androgenic Alopecia.”

  1. MOC: Testing your strengths

Self-assessments can lead to practice improvements and help dermatologists meet MOC requirements.

  1. Drug importation: On the borderline

Importing Canadian drugs is still a concern for patients, who may ask their physicians for advice about the practice.

  1. HIPAA version 5010 deadline is June 30

The grace period for compliance with use of version 5010 of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) electronic transactions is scheduled to end June 30. (The compliance deadline was originally set for Jan. 1, 2012 but was extended six months due to concerns that the industry was still experiencing significant implementation problems.) The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is expected to begin enforcing use of version 5010 starting July 1. CMS has announced, however, that Medicare fee-for-service (FFS) will allow an additional 30 days to move to the 5010 version for the electronic remittance advice transaction only. In the meantime, dermatology practices are encouraged to work with their practice management software vendors, clearinghouse, and payers to confirm that all their systems can handle and process electronic claims using this new updated HIPAA standard before July 31.

Meetings

  1. Summer Academy Meeting registration is now open

Summer Academy Meeting 2012 will be held Aug. 15-19 in Boston, and for the first time the Academy is only offering online registration. Stay abreast of Summer Academy coverage before, during, and after the meeting and access a special welcome message from AAD President Daniel Siegel, MD, at www.aadmeetingnews.org.

  1. Academy meetings are all a-Twitter!

The Academy Meeting News Twitter feed is a great way to share and receive meeting updates, news and opinions, and engage in discussions. Besides being able to access valuable meeting information, such as sessions and events, and special deals offered on AAD products, you’ll be able to share your meeting experience with others while gaining valuable insight from AAD members. The Academy is already tweeting about the upcoming Summer Academy Meeting, so make sure to follow @AADmtgs to get the latest information.

Academy news and member services

  1. AAD ‘Fellow’ logo available for member use

    Board-certified dermatologists can differentiate themselves from other providers claiming to offer dermatologic care by using the AAD “Fellow” logo. The logo was created for use by AAD Fellows, and by Life or Honorary members formerly in this category who are in good standing. The Academy has recently received reports of inappropriate use of its corporate logo, which may only be used by the Academy, in contexts where the Fellow logo should be used instead.

    Used to designate Fellow membership in the American Academy of Dermatology, the AAD “Fellow” logo may be displayed on professional letterhead or stationery, business cards, encounter forms, practice websites (only on those pages where the Fellow member is featured), and advertisements such as telephone directories or newspaper/magazine/circulars, for promotion of the Fellow member’s private practice. The Academy’s corporate logo may not be used in any of these contexts.

    The guidelines for appropriate usage of the logo and a link to download this valuable member benefit can be found at www.aad.org/fellowlogo.

  1. Ethics in Medical Practice booklet now online

    To enable you to stay on top of your ethical and professional responsibilities and ensure delivery of the highest-quality, ethical patient care, the Ethics Committee has updated the Academy’s Ethics in Medical Practice booklet. View it on the AAD website.

  1. AAD and AAD Association councils, committees, and task forces appointment application now available

    Apply online to be considered for a 2013 appointment.

  1. Scholarships available for international society meetings

    Applicants must be residents, fellows, or young dermatologists. Learn more and apply by Sept. 28.

  1. Nominate members who make a difference

    Give Academy members the opportunity to be inspired by compassionate volunteer work by nominating yourself or a colleague for the Members Making a Difference Award, which honors the volunteerism of members of the Academy. Winners are profiled monthly in Dermatology World.

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