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Healthcare is going gangbusters for the economy
Healthcare is going gangbusters for the economyThe economy is going gangbusters. According to an American Medical Association report, that's due in part to the healthcare industry.
Leveraging advancing care information to lift MIPS scoresChoosing the option of completing the Advancing Care Information (ACI) section of Medicare's Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) offers physicians one clear path through the complex thicket of guidelines that define the program.
Managing hedgehog therapies for basal cell carcinomaWhile the vast majority of basal cell carcinomas are treated and resolved with surgery, systemic therapy with one of the two hedgehog pathway inhibitors could be a treatment option for unresectable or metastasized disease, researchers reported at the American Academy of Dermatology annual meeting in San Diego this week.
These novel strategies may change DME treatment paradigmThere is subset of patients with resistant or persistent DME that forms the impetus for new treatment strategies, including next-generation anti-VEGF-A and new classes of drugs. Pravin U. Dugel, MD, outlines a list of potential treatment candidates that may lead that paradigm shift.
The experts weigh in on pros and cons of biologicsAccess issues due to cost and availability causes disparities in biologics use; cancer risk is minimal and there is much more on the horizon for hidradenitis suppurativa, researchers say at AAD 2018.
Atopic dermatitis: From guidelines to practiceThis week during the annual meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology in San Diego, Robert Sidbury, M.D., addressed developments in atopic dermatitis treatments since the publication of treatment guidelines in 2014.
A New Year's hope for physicians battling burnout
A New Year's hope for physicians battling burnoutA new year is upon us, so it is time for the obligatory New Year resolutions. However, since I am terrible at keeping resolutions, here is at least one thing I hope to work on for 2018: I want to grieve better.
Spironolactone for hormonal acneFemale patients with hormonal acne that typically flares before or after menstrual cycles may be ideal candidates for spironolactone, said Emmy M. Graber, M.D., president of the Dermatology Institute of Boston who spoke at AAD 2018 in San Diego this week.
Vitamin D overload concerns expressed at AADThere's been much debate in the literature about the need for and role of vitamin D, which may encourage patients to overdo vitamin dosing, researchers said at AAD 2018 this week.
How the new budget deal affects physicians
How the new budget deal affects physiciansBob Doherty of the ACP breaks down the major healthcare implications of the government's funding plan.