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Dermatologists take ‘hammering’ with cuts to three reimbursement codes

Federal regulators are more closely scrutinizing some dermatologic surgery codes, including those that are considered the “bread and butter” for skin cancer repairs. And codes that are deemed misvalued could be cut by as much as one-third by Medicare. Commercial carriers could follow suit.
Modern medicine – dermatologic surgery

AAD 2016 – Skin diseases associated with organochlorine exposures

Andrew T. Patterson, MD sits down with Dermatology Times Editorial Advisor, Elain Siegfried, MD to discuss his 2016 AAD poster, “Skin diseases associated with Agent Orange and other organochlorine exposures.”
Modern medicine – Dermatology Times

Skin Care Q & A: I’ve Tried Everything. Why Do I Still Have Skin Problems?

If natural skin care products aren’t resolving your skin problems, you need to look deeper. The good news is, there is an answer to the problem. And finding it will probably improve your overall health as well as your skin problems.
Skin Care News

High-risk skin cancer needs multidisciplinary management

Immunosuppressed patients have a greater risk for developing high-risk non-melanoma skin cancer, which can typically be more aggressive in this patient population. As such, a multidisciplinary approach is required when contemplating appropriate treatment and management of this patient population.
Modern medicine – dermatopathology

Veteran dermatologist expends impressive energy working with carriers for fair pay

James A. Zalla, M.D., has affected the lives of countless patients during his 43 years of practice as a dermatologist and dermatopathologist. But what many dermatologists might not know is that Dr. Zalla has influenced their practices, too, by working for decades to help ensure fair payment for the specialty’s services.
Modern medicine – dermatopathologist