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CMS grants reimbursement cods to RCM
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has granted reimbursement codes to reflectance confocal microscopy (RCM), a noninvasive tool for identifying benign lesions, which can spare patients from needing biopsies, as well as detect malignant lesions.
Know your state's laser laws
Know your state's laser laws
While laws vary from state to state as to who in a practice can legally operate a laser or light source or energy-based device, the responsibility often lies with the practice physician, according to Mathew M. Avram, M.D., J.D.
A simple solution for selling skin care online
A simple solution for selling skin care online
A new turnkey solution allows practices to offer online sales for skin care products without all the work.
Dermatologists collaborate on data-driven pediatric psoriasis research
A global community of physicians cooperated to share experiences with systemic drugs for pediatric psoriasis, and to get experience with a joint registry. A uniform dataset could be tapped to learn more about disease manifestations and treatment outcomes
6 steps for a practice-based laser safety program
6 steps for a practice-based laser safety program
In this slideshow, Patti Owens, R.N., M.H.A., C.M.L.S.O. describes six steps practices can take to improve laser and energy device safety for patients and staff.
truSculpt 3D vs CoolSculpting
How does truSculpt 3D stack up against CoolSculpting? One expert explains.
Worldwide cosmetic surgery trends
Worldwide cosmetic surgery trends
Botox and breast augmentation are in while penile enhancement is out, according to recent statistics reported by ISAPS.
E-cigarettes: A legislative update
On August 8, 2016, Mitch Zeller, JD, blogged on the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) website that beginning that day, federal law would protect the public—especially kids—from the dangers of all tobacco products, including electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes), vapes, and more. The law, known as the Deeming Rule, would regulate the largely unregulated market that he referred to as having been the “wild, wild West.”
A snapshot of recent urology QI programs
Quality improvement programs address all aspects of care and care delivery. Here are a few programs that impact urology, all of which were presented at the AUA annual meeting in Boston.
Quality initiatives: How to participate—and benefit
Changes in health care have made quality improvement (QI) program participation more than a good idea. Today, QI activities are part of the alphabet soup of regulations impacting provider pay.


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