American Academy of Dermatology

Rheumatology for the dermatologist
Rheumatology for the dermatologistThe signs and symptoms of some dermatologic and rheumatologic diseases sometimes overlap, and a better understanding of their associations and subsequent clinical and laboratory evaluations can help in optimizing the treatment and management of this patient population.
Drugs in Perspective: Otezla (apremilast)Otezla (apremilast), a small-molecule inhibitor of phosphodiesterase 4 (PDE4), was approved by FDA on March 21, 2014, for the treatment of adult patients with active psoriatic arthritis. On September 23, 2014, it was approved for a second indication, the treatment of patients with moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis who are candidates for phototherapy or systemic therapy
AADA questions GAO reportThe American Academy of Dermatology Association (AADA) and the Government Accountability Office (GAO) remain at odds over the GAO’s recommendation that Medicare payments limit financial incentives for self-referral of biopsies.
Derms urged to be step ahead of evolving regulatory environmentFor dermatologists, key concerns created by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) and other elements of healthcare reform include patient access and provider payments, says an AAD official. Fortunately, he adds, the varied and largely office-based nature of dermatology could provide unique advantages in the evolving regulatory environment.
Mark Lebwohl, M.D., named president-elect of AADNew York dermatologist Mark Lebwohl, M.D., was named president-elect of the American Academy of Dermatology at the academy’s 72nd annual meeting recently.
AADA dissatisfied with SGR patchThe Senate passed another one-year fix to the sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula, to the dismay of the American Academy of Dermatology Association and numerous other physician advocate groups.
AAD issues guidelines for atopic dermatitis diagnosis
AAD issues guidelines for atopic dermatitis diagnosisThe American Academy of Dermatology has issued new guidelines for the diagnosis and assessment of atopic dermatitis.
Clinicians can tap Twitter to air accurate acne info, research showsClinicians can sift facts from fiction on diseases such as acne by checking Twitter, a letter by Boston-based Center for Connected Health researchers suggests.
AAD’s efforts on behalf of solo practiceDermatologists in solo practice can turn to the AAD as a resource for navigating these challenging times.
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