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AAD/A president, board members offer perspective on proposed dues increase

February 14, 2014

In November, the Board of Directors approved a $100 dues increase that will be voted upon by Academy members this spring in conjunction with the AAD election for Academy officers and directors. In this roundtable discussion, AAD/A President Dirk Elston, MD; President-Elect Brett Coldiron, MD; and Vice President Lisa Garner, MD; weigh in on this proposed dues increase.

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Perception of dermatology

 

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How to counter negative perceptions of dermatologists
By Lisa Garner, MD

Perceptions are important — regardless of whether they are accurate. Dr. Garner examines areas where dermatologists can improve how they are perceived by patients and other members of the medical community for the benefit of the specialty.

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Make sure your practice is ICD-10 compliant

Beginning Oct. 1, 2014, claims that are not ICD-10 compliant will not be paid. Learn more about initial assessment and next steps you can take to make sure your practice is compliant by the deadline.

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Skin cancer course

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Free skin cancer course helps build relationships between dermatologists and PCPs
By Melody J. Eide, MD, MPH

Although primary care physicians (PCPs) see more patients than any other physician group, less than 30 percent of primary care residents receive training on performing skin examinations during their medical training. Dr. Eide writes about how she worked with a team to develop a curriculum to help PCPs identify skin cancer.

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What are some of the new features at the 72nd Annual Meeting?

The 72nd Annual Meeting for the first time is being held in Denver, Colo., on March 21-25, 2014. Learn more about what’s new and exciting in Denver, from more than 50 new sessions to Meeting Concierges.

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Photo of the week: Narrowing of health insurance provider networks

 

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AADA President-Elect Brett Coldiron, MD, (center, right) and AAD Executive Director and CEO Elaine Weiss, JD, (center, left) met with White House and key congressional officials last week to discuss the narrowing of health insurance provider networks and the devastating effects these narrowed networks will have on patient access to quality care. Also pictured are Leslie Stein Lloyd, JD, director, regulatory and payment policy, and Shawn Friesen, director, legislative, political and grassroots advocacy.



 

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