Forge the Path

Posted By American Med Spa Association, Monday, March 13, 2017

In this complicated new era of health care, a prominent dermatologist told colleagues recently, there are some battles to fight and other changes to accept.

"There are some things where we have to put our foot out down and say this is totally unacceptable," says Jack Resneck Jr., M.D., professor and vice-chair of dermatology at the University of California at San Francisco. "There are other things we’re going to have to acknowledge and live with."

In a session at the CalDerm Symposium 2016 (September 2016, Carlsbad, Calif.), a continuing education seminar offered by the California Society of Dermatology & Dermatologic Surgery, Dr. Resneck offered his suggestions about areas for resistance and acceptance.

The fight for wider networks

Dr. Resneck urged his colleagues to "aggressively and unapologetically" fight certain battles in several areas such as physician networks that are too small.

"We are changing the laws to fight networks that are so narrow they harm patient access to care. The American Academy of Dermatology and the American Medical Association led this fight, and we brought data rather than anger," he says.
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