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Register now to review Open Payments data

June 6, 2014

In accordance with CMS' Open Payments transparency program, physicians that want to review data about payments and/or gifts they have received from drug and device manufacturers can begin registering with CMS, which will maintain the data. Stephen Stone, MD, discusses the process and the why it’s important to monitor the data.

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Apply for assistant secretary-treasurer post
By Barbara M. Mathes, MD

Assistant Secretary-Treasurer Barbara M. Mathes, MD, outlines the rigors of the position and encourages members with a strong commitment to the Academy to apply as her successor.

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New opportunity for members to submit guideline and AUC topics
By Craig A. Elmets, MD

Craig A. Elmets, MD, explains that the Clinical Guidelines and the Appropriate Use Criteria committees are seeking member input to help prioritize guideline and Appropriate Use Criteria development. The member submission period is from June 9 through August 11.

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What does dermatology’s future hold?

Thought leaders in the profession discuss the future of research, technology, and payment in this series of Dermatology World videos.

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Will CMS extend meaningful use deadlines?

CMS has issued a proposed rule which would allow providers to continue using electronic health records certified for 2011 Edition CEHRT or a combination of 2011 Edition and 2014 Edition CEHRT for meaningful use reporting in 2014.

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Photo of the week: FDA finalizes stricter regulations of indoor tanning devices

 

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On May 29, the FDA finalized stricter regulations of indoor tanning devices, including a strong recommendation against the use of tanning beds by minors under the age of 18. The action raised the classification for sunlamps and tanning beds to a Class II level, which institutes stricter regulations to protect public health. Previously, indoor tanning devices were Class I — the category for items that have minimal potential to cause harm to individuals, such as adhesive bandages. The American Academy of Dermatology Association worked closely with the FDA, congressional leaders, and policy makers to make the reclassification of indoor tanning devices and the placement of additional restrictions on indoor tanning possible. Learn more.



 

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