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Incoming President-elect Abel Torres, MD, addresses major challenges and opportunities

April 25, 2014

Incoming President-elect Abel Torres, MD, JD, discusses the challenges and opportunities facing the specialty; and the Academy presents the newly-elected officers and directors who will officially take office at the conclusion of the 2015 Annual Meeting in San Francisco, Calif.

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Physician payment issues

 

Teledermatology

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Getting questions about CMS payment data? Don’t panic — prepare!
By Elizabeth S. Martin, MD, FAAD

When the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services released physician payment data on April 9 the agency invited scrutiny of physician payment and practice patterns and a flurry of media coverage followed in its wake. Elizabeth S. Martin, MD, offers suggestions on how to handle media and patient inquiries about the data release.

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With AccessDerm as a bridge, no patient is an island
By Carrie Kovarik, MD, FAAD

Carrie Kovarik, MD, explains how the Academy developed its teledermatology program and how members can provide invaluable service by volunteering for the AccessDerm program.

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Quality measures

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Work group creates psoriasis quality measures for PQRS inclusion

The Performance Measurement Task Force (PMTF) Psoriasis Work Group has developed quality measures for psoriasis for possible inclusion in the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS). Junko Takeshita, MD, PhD, discusses how the PMTF created the measures and the process for including in PQRS.

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I submitted my attestation for meaningful use online recently, but when I went back to check my status it does not show any pending submission. What should I do?

CMS has acknowledge a technical glitch with the meaningful use attestation site. Learn how to avoid this issue.

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Photo of the week: Skin cancer screening program

 

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The Academy kicks off Skin Cancer Awareness Month on Melanoma Monday, May 5, and this year is asking all members to consider conducting skin cancer screenings this May. Since its inception, AAD SPOT’s National Skin Cancer Screening Program has detected more than 228,000 suspicious lesions. Access free screening materials and resources to help plan and promote an event.



 

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