Supreme Court: Docs cannot sue over low Medicaid payments
Physicians cannot sue state governments over low Medicaid payments, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled. In a 5-4 decision,... More
Supreme Court won’t hear IPAB challenge
The Supreme Court has declined to hear a case challenging the Independent Payment Advisory... More
Dr. Eric Macy
HOUSTON– Given the low incidence of adverse drug reactions to cephalosporin antibiotics among nearly a million... More
Josh Gray
Physicians experienced no major changes in patient volume or complexity since the Affordable Care Act’s coverage... More
Commonwealth Fund: ACA’s medical loss ratio rule saves $5 billion
The Affordable Care Act’s requirement that health insurers pay out a minimum percentage of premiums in medical claims... More
Senate recesses without addressing SGR repeal bill
The Senate adjourned for a 2-week recess early on March 27, leaving without taking action on House-passed legislation... More
Rep. Michael C. Burgess
Physicians are lauding passage of legislation by the House of Representatives to repeal the Medicare Sustainable Growth... More
CMS: All docs, hospitals must be on Stage 3 meaningful use in 2018
All physicians and hospitals would need to be meet stage 3 meaningful use beginning in 2018, according to a recent... More
VIDEO: Sun protection urged for Asian, Hispanic women
SAN FRANCISCO – Among Asian and Hispanic patients, women are more likely than men are to get nonmelanoma skin cancer,... More
HHS Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell
The federal government has launched the Health Care Payment Learning and Action Network as a way to help physicians and... More
Rep. Fred Upton
Bipartisan lawmakers have introduced a bill that would repeal the Medicare Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula, this... More
VIDEO: Ask vitiligo patients about autoimmune symptoms
SAN FRANCISCO – Thyroid disease is known to be more common in patients with vitiligo, but that’s just the tip of the... More
Dr. Mark W. Friedberg
WASHINGTON– Are physicians ready for the shift toward value-based compensation? A report from the American Medical... More
FAQ: What’s in the House proposal to fix the SGR?
It’s make-or-break time for a Medicare “doc fix” replacement. The House is likely to vote the week of March 23 on a... More

Journals, Clinical News

The skin barriers in patients with allergic/irritant hand eczema (HE) and hyperkeratotic HE had approximately equivalent lipid profiles and susceptibility to sodium lauryl sulfate, according to a study of 23 patients with allergic/irritant HE and 15 ... More »
 

Clinical News

GREGORY TWACHTMAN
Physicians cannot sue state governments over low Medicaid payments, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled. In a 5-4 decision, the high court overturned a decision by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals that said physicians and other providers could sue to hold ... More »
 

Reimbursement and Management

GREGORY TWACHTMAN
Physicians cannot sue state governments over low Medicaid payments, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled. In a 5-4 decision, the high court overturned a decision by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals that said physicians and other providers could sue to hold ... More »
 

Health Reform

GREGORY TWACHTMAN
The Supreme Court has declined to hear a case challenging the Independent Payment Advisory Board. ©trekandshoot/thinkstockphotos.com This leaves in place a ruling from the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of appeals, which dismissed the lawsuit Coons v. Le... More »
 

Digital Dermatology

JEFFREY BENABIO, M.D.
Doctors have been conjecturing about how the new Apple Watch, with its spectacular fitness and wellness tracking features, will transform health care. The real rock star at Apple’s March 9 “Spring Forward” event, however, was the opening band, ... More »
 

Managing Your Dermatology Practice

JOSEPH S. EASTERN, M.D.
Recently, I wrote that springtime is an excellent time to spruce up your office, to check your equipment for malfunctions, to resharpen your curettes and scissors, and to back up your computer files and upgrade software. More important than any of th... More »
 
The skin barriers in patients with allergic/irritant hand eczema (HE) and hyperkeratotic HE had approximately equivalent lipid profiles and susceptibility to sodium lauryl sulfate, according to a study of 23 patients with allergic/irritant HE and 15 ... More »
 
HIV levels declined in patients who did not have herpes but took the antiherpes drug valacylovir in a double-blind placebo-controlled crossover trial. The study showed that the drug “likely reduced HIV levels by interfering directly with HIV’s r... More »