Public <p>Working to lessen the impact of sun exposure at schools and youth camps, ASDSA proudly launched the SUNucate model bill which is designed to eliminate barriers to the use of important sun protection methods. Also titled as the "Reducing the</p> Emily NinnemannThu, 01 Feb 2018 16:49:33 GMTASDSA Advocacygram Scavenger Hunt for Residents Rules <p>Official Rules No purchase necessary to enter or win the Drawing. Entry into this Drawing constitutes your acceptance of these Official Rules. DRAWING ENTRY DATES Drawing start time and date is 11 30 a.m. CST 11 10 16 and end</p> Emily NinnemannFri, 28 Oct 2016 15:37:21 GMTPULSE <p>ASDSA is happy to announce the launching of the Patients Physicians United for Laser Safety and Efficacy (PULSE) Coalition, which was created to protect patients who seek and undergo procedures that utilize laser and energy based devices. PULSE will work</p> Emily NinnemannMon, 08 Aug 2016 15:55:00 GMTComplications Reporting <p>An important aspect of advocating for patient safety is appropriately reporting complications. While this task is not always convenient or pleasant, it accomplishes many things Indicates to regulatory agencies and policymakers that complications do occur, are serious, and need to</p> Emily NinnemannMon, 18 Jan 2016 16:21:43 GMTPublic <p>New Content</p> Advocacy StaffThu, 12 Nov 2015 22:28:27 GMTState-by-State Tanning Restrictions <p> </p> Tracy ColinThu, 26 Mar 2015 18:39:17 GMTNew Rules for Medicare Advantage Plans/Federal Health Exchange plans <p>In 2016, the federal government will mandate that health insurers provide Medicare Advantage and federal health exhanges’ enrollees up to date details about which doctors are in their plans and taking new patients. This is the result of pressure from</p> Tracy ColinMon, 09 Mar 2015 16:31:59 GMTFix Medicare Now - Repeal the SGR <p> Want to join the ASDSA members taking part in the #ASDSA #RepealTheSGR Grassroots Advocacy project? We'd love to have your photo added to the campaign even if you aren't a dermatologic surgeon The instructions are simple—construct a sign</p> Tracy ColinMon, 23 Feb 2015 16:47:57 GMTDo's and Don'ts for Patient Safety <p>As the quest for the perfect body and a flawless face continues, many consumers have turned to salons, spas and malls to enhance their appearance at bargain prices. While all cosmetic procedures are medical, many consumers are being influenced to believe that certain procedures are easy and free of risks or complications – leading many to seek non-traditional settings in which unlicensed non-physicians are administering treatments. To educate potential patients about the red flags associated with non-physicians offering cosmetic treatments, the American Society for Dermatology Surgery, has developed a few important do’s and don’ts for consumers:<br /></p> Tracy ColinWed, 21 Jan 2015 20:57:59 GMT2013 SGR Congressional Sign-On Letter <p>On November 22, Representatives Bill Flores (R TX) and Dan Maffei (D NY) released their congressional sign on letter to the House leadership urging that the SGR be repealed this year.&#160; The letter was signed by 259 Members of Congress,</p> John GeahanFri, 22 Nov 2013 21:34:59 GMTASDSA Position Statements <p> The advocacy work undertaken by ASDSA is based on member feedback -- we work on the issues valued most by you.&#160; ASDSA Position Statements &#160; Appropriate Training and Delegation Position &#160; Compounding Pharmacies Position &#160; Corporate Practice of Medicine Position &#160; Cosmetic Medical Procedures Ta</p> John GeahanWed, 16 Oct 2013 16:45:53 GMTTop Five Safety Tips Cosmetic medical procedures are medical in nature and choosing where to treated in a very complicated choice. To help consumers considering an injection to remove wrinkles, laser hair removal or another cosmetic procedure, the ASDS offers this guide. Alethea McQuitterWed, 29 Feb 2012 01:03:21 GMT