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Pay-Per-Care in Dermatology, Part 2: Alternative Pay Practices Make Their Case

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Advocates of direct-pay models have pointed to ways in which out-of-pocket costs of noninsurance accepting practices are often lower than what would be charged under insurance because of copays, deductibles, and stratification of coverage that often excludes all or portions of treatment.

Practice Management

Should Physicians Treat Family and Friends? Three Experts Weigh In

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Although all of the guidelines acknowledge that there are emergent situations in which providing care for a family member or friend is not only permissible but also essential, other situations are frowned upon.

Practice Management

Pay-Per-Care in Dermatology: Exploring Why and How Dermatologists Are Flipping the Script on Insurance Payments

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Dermatology Advisor asked 3 practitioners from different regions of the United States how and why they chose their particular practice models.

General Dermatology

Case Report: Skin Mottling Linked to Infection

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A 44-year-old woman presents to her local emergency department after 5 days of persistent fever, productive cough, and worsening dyspnea on exertion.

Practice Management

A Few Bad Apples: Managing Malpractice Claims

By Tafari Mbadiwe, MD, JD

Ranking or otherwise gauging physician quality isn't just a way to assign bragging rights — performance metrics can be used to set reimbursement levels, tailor insurance, and identify physicians who are falling behind.

Skin Cancer

Tapping Social Media for Skin Cancer Prevention: What You Can Do

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Any images and personal stories that remind people about skin cancer, what to look for, even scars after surgery, really help save lives.

Rosacea

The Psychosocial Impact of Rosacea: Should Dermatologists Be Concerned?

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The erythematotelangiectatic, papulopustular, phymatous, and ocular forms of rosacea can lead to psychological distress.

Acne

Seeing the Light: Dermatologists Weigh In on Light Therapy for Acne

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With minimal adverse effects, light therapy has become an alternative treatment in women of childbearing age who cannot use systemic retinoids due to teratogenic effects.

Practice Management

Tips on Improving Communication With Older Patients

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Communication with older patients can be complicated for several reasons.

Practice Management

Under the Microscope: Medicine's #MeToo Moment

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No single solution to address sexual harassment in medicine exists, but physicians of all genders must come together to make progress.

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