Dermatology Times, April 2019 (Vol. 40, No. 4)

First inductees to Dermatology Hall of Fame announced

April 10, 2019

Hosted by Dermatology Times and supported by Ortho Dermatologics, the hall of fame honored its inaugural class of inductees at the Long View Gallery in Washington, D.C., just before the 2019 American Academy of Dermatology Annual Meeting.

How to attract loyal patients

April 09, 2019

Ryan Suydam, chief experience officer at Client Savvy, wants your patients to have an excellent experience. That’s why he’s sharing his top five tips to improve the patient experience, which will not only help you attract new patients – it will keep your current patients coming back to your practice.

6 healthcare issues to watch this year

April 04, 2019

PricewaterhouseCoopers believes 2019 is the year a New Health Economy comes of age, according to its 13th annual report, "Top health industry issues of 2019." View the top six takeaways from the report in this slideshow.

Innovation dispatches from the AAD

April 02, 2019

The Dermatology Innovation Forum, a one-day pre-AAD meeting, gives physicians a frontline seat to founder stories, new innovations and major advances happening currently in dermatology. Here are some of the highlights from the 2019 DIF conference.

Can I import medications for poorer patients?

March 28, 2019

In this month's Legal Eagle column, David J. Goldberg, M.D., J.D. discusses a scenario in which a physician tries to provide a better treatment option at a lower cost for his underinsured patients by importing medication from another country, but is reprimanded by the FDA. Find out why.

Don't ignore these coding changes in 2019

March 05, 2019

If you want to get paid promptly in 2019, don't get too comfortable with biopsy codes you've been using for years, says Alexander Miller, M.D., F.A.A.D. Read more from his presentation on coding and office management from the American Academy of Dermatology Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C.

RUC ensures physician input on procedure codes

March 05, 2019

As an expert on coding and office management, Mark D. Kaufmann, M.D., explained important role the AMA's Specialty Society Relative Value Update Committee (RUC) plays in code valuation during his presentation at the American Academy of Dermatology Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C.

Standards are high for JAK inhibitors in psoriasis

March 02, 2019

While this new class of medications still has a role in treating psoriasis, this physician says the standard for both their efficacy and safety is very high because of the existing, already very effective systemic therapies available today.