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Dermatology practice hit with $150,000 HIPAA fine

January 31, 2014

Recently, a dermatology practice in Massachusetts settled a $150,000 Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) penalty for a security breach. W. Patrick Davey, MD, MBA, writes about the actions you can take now to protect your practice.

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Maintenance of Certification

 

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How to not just survive — but thrive — with MOC
By Ron Reece, MD

Many view the Maintenance of Certification (MOC) process as something of a burden, but Dr. Reece explains why MOC is about making you a better dermatologist, making your practice more successful, and improving the health of your patients.

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Compliance with the Sunshine Act: There’s an app for that
By Stephen Stone, MD

Dr. Stone takes a look at the Open Payments app that physicians can use to record their payment information on their mobile devices and how it can help you keep track of payments you receive in compliance with the Sunshine Act.

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Sunscreen

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New trends in sunscreen testing and labeling

The Academy recently discussed new developments in sunscreen labeling with Joseph Stanfield, PhD, an AAD affiliate member and president of Suncare Research Laboratories, a testing laboratory that specializes in measurement of sun protection.

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Is it illegal to refer proficiency testing samples to other labs?

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has been paying increased attention to illegal proficiency testing (PT) referrals in which a lab sends all or part of a specimen to another lab for analysis, or communicates with another lab about results.

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Photo of the week: 72nd Annual Meeting video

 

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Get a preview of the AAD’s 72nd Annual Meeting host city and see what’s in store when you register to attend the world’s largest dermatology meeting, March 21-25, 2014 in Denver, Colo.



 

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