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Upstate New York Dermatology Practice Allegedly Submitted $811,000 in False Medicaid Claims

Dermatology Associates of Central New York has been ordered to pay approximately $811,200 for submitting Medicaid, Medicare, and TRICARE claims that were ordered by unsupervised non-physician practitioners (NPP).

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Added by Julie Morse on December 7, 2018 at 5:05pm — No Comments

Underdiagnosed Rosacea Common Among Patients of Color

Patients with darker skin tones have lower rates of being diagnosed with rosacea than white patients even though they’re just as susceptible to developing the skin condition, according to a study…

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Added by Julie Morse on December 7, 2018 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Tanning Beds Increase Risk of Developing a Second Primary Melanoma

People who use tanning beds have a much higher risk of developing a secondary primary melanoma and at a faster rate than those who avoid artificial UV radiation (UVR), according to a study…

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Added by Julie Morse on November 29, 2018 at 3:12pm — No Comments

Understanding the Link Between Rosacea and Other Physical and Psychological Conditions

There is strong evidence suggesting that rosacea is associated with a wide range of psychological issues, cardiovascular problems, and gastrointestinal disorders, according to a review…

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Added by Julie Morse on November 29, 2018 at 3:05pm — No Comments

What the Rise in Insurance Deductibles is Doing to Private Dermatology Practices

Dermatologists are feeling the brunt of the hike in deductible rates for medical insurance plans. Patients’ inability to pay has taken a toll on providers’ revenue, and some are ditching their private practices because of the stress of collecting payments.

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Added by Julie Morse on November 26, 2018 at 4:10pm — No Comments

Why Acne Treatment Shouldn’t be One-Size-Fits All

Pretty much every human being is susceptible to acne. However, the pervasive skin condition affects skin tones differently, and an acne treatment that might work well with one skin color might be too harsh for another.

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Added by Julie Morse on November 26, 2018 at 4:06pm — No Comments

Does Platelet-Rich Plasma Actually Reduce Signs of Photoaging?

It’s not clear if injections of platelet-rich plasma (PRP), a practice derived from the patient’s own blood with a high platelet concentration, can reduce signs of photoaging in the face, according to a study…

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Added by Julie Morse on November 16, 2018 at 4:52pm — No Comments

Uptick in Actinic Keratosis Lesion Removal but Decrease in Medicare Reimbursements

There is an escalating number of actinic keratosis lesions being treated, yet Medicare Part B payments for treatment procedures are declining, according to a study recently…

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Added by Julie Morse on November 16, 2018 at 4:49pm — No Comments

For Patients with Alopecia, Eczema Drug Could Promote Hair Regrowth

Dipilumab, a medication to treat eczema, has helped a patient with alopecia who hasn’t been able to grow hair since she was two years-old experience significant hair regrowth, according to a case…

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Added by Julie Morse on November 9, 2018 at 7:47pm — No Comments

Nanoparticles in Cosmetics: Are There Lasting Consequences?

Nanoparticles are everywhere in our daily lives. From viruses to ocean spray to the byproducts of internal combustion engines, they’ve become a regular part of our existence. However, a report…

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Added by Julie Morse on November 9, 2018 at 7:35pm — No Comments

The Struggle to Expose Private Equity’s Role in Dermatology

On October 5, the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology published a paper on its website that highlighted the increasingly popular practice of private equity firms acquiring dermatology…

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Added by Julie Morse on November 2, 2018 at 5:00pm — No Comments

How We Can Save Phototherapy

Phototherapy is considered an effective procedure for psoriasis, however many residents are weary of prescribing it because they don’t fully understand how it works, according to Abby Van Voorhees, MD, chair of dermatology at the Eastern Virginia Medical School. She spoke about the…

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Added by Julie Morse on November 2, 2018 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Should Dermatologists Take Their Attire Seriously?

Patients prefer dermatologists who dress to impress, says a study published in JAMA…

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Added by Julie Morse on October 26, 2018 at 1:58pm — No Comments

Aspirin Could Increase Risk of Melanoma for Males

Males who take aspirin once a day are increasing their risk of developing melanoma by two-fold compared to men who are not taking daily dosages, says a study published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology…

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Added by Julie Morse on October 26, 2018 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Why Rosacea Shouldn’t be Threatened by Caffeine

New research is disproving a once-held belief about skin conditions: caffeine triggers rosacea. In fact, caffeine could decrease the risk of having rosacea.

There are an estimated …

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Added by Julie Morse on October 19, 2018 at 12:22pm — No Comments

New Acne Treatment from Paratek Receives FDA Approval

Boston-based Paratek Pharmaceuticals has received Food and Drug Administration approval for SEYSARA (sarecycline), an orally administered, narrow spectrum tetracycline-derived antibiotic used to treat moderate…

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Added by Julie Morse on October 19, 2018 at 12:00pm — No Comments

How to Wash Your Face

The beauty market is teeming with an extensive variety of cleanser products, and it can be overwhelming to figure out the right regimen for your skin. Here are some tips on what to look for in a cleanser and how to not “overwash” your face.

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Added by Julie Morse on October 11, 2018 at 3:50pm — No Comments

Dermatology Residents Remove Tattoos for Free for Former Inmates

Dermatology residents at Beaumont Hospital in Farmington Hills, Michigan are working with the Detroit Hispanic Development Corporation’s (DHDC) Freedom Ink program to remove tattoos of former inmates and gang members — free of cost.…

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Added by Julie Morse on October 11, 2018 at 3:45pm — No Comments

Giving Some Truth to the Black Salve Trend

Dermatologists are urging skin cancer patients to stay away from black salve, an herbal paste that can be purchased online and is being purported as a miracle cure for skin cancer.



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Added by Julie Morse on October 4, 2018 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Socioeconomic and Racial Disparities in Dermatology Services

Latinos and African-Americans are less likely to be treated for dermatologic conditions than non-Latino white patients, and the same goes for low income males in the Midwest, according to a recent …

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Added by Julie Morse on October 4, 2018 at 5:30pm — No Comments

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