Patient Safety: A Commitment to Continuous Improvement

The Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s Annual Patient Safety Awareness Week is March 10-16. This initiative was created to promote discussions and encourage actions that will improve patient safety in all healthcare settings.  Federal mandates tied to quality of care and outcomes have further increased the…

QualDerm-affiliated Physician Featured on ACMS Podcast

QualDerm-affiliated physician, Gerardo Marrazzo, MD, who practices at The Skin Surgery Center in Hickory, NC., was recently featured on the “Conversations in Mohs Surgery” ACMS Podcast…

The Skin Surgery Center of Winston-Salem Achieves AAAHC Re-Accreditation

The Skin Surgery Center of Winston-Salem and 3 of its satellite practice locations, The Skin Surgery Center of Greensboro, The Skin Surgery Center of Mt. Airy and Western Piedmont Dermatology, have achieved a 3 year re-accreditation status by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care…

Change: The State of Dermatology

There’s no shortage of articles discussing how Artificial Intelligence (AI) is changing the world, including the practice of medicine. While some suggest that the human element may soon become obsolete, others argue that mankind won’t be so easily replaced. In fact, a recent article entitled,…

Two Ohio Dermatology Practices Join the QualDerm Partners Network

QualDerm Partners, a company that creates market-leading dermatology practice partnerships through affiliations and de novo development, today announced Andrew D. Quillin, MD Dermatology and Westerville Dermatology have joined the company’s Ohio network of affiliated physician-owned practices. With these partnerships, QualDerm now has 5 affiliated practice…

Preserving Physician Autonomy: The True Partnership Model

The Physicians Foundation and Merritt Hawkins recently released their 2018 Survey of America’s Physicians. This year’s results are similar to what was found in the past few years’ surveys: More time is spent on paperwork, instances of burnout are high, and physicians are feeling pessimistic…

Zitelli & Brodland, P.C. Joins QualDerm Partners

QualDerm Partners, a company that creates market-leading dermatology practice partnerships through affiliations and de novo development, today announced Zitelli & Brodland, P.C. has joined the company’s network of affiliated physician-owned practices. Zitelli & Brodland provides state-of-the-art skin cancer and surgical dermatology care, including Mohs surgery.…

Brentwood Dermatology Joins QualDerm Partners

QualDerm Partners, a company that creates market-leading dermatology practice partnerships through affiliations and de novo development, today announced Brentwood Dermatology has joined the company’s network of affiliated physician-owned practices. Bill McDaniel, MD, a board-certified dermatologist, founded Brentwood Dermatology in 1983. The practice, which serves patients…

Rising Healthcare Benefit Costs: The Impact on Physician Practices

Employers can expect to pay almost $15,000 per employee for healthcare benefits in 2019, according to the National Business Group on Health’s Large Employers’ 2019 Health Care Strategy and Plan Design Survey. The 2019 costs are 5% higher than in 2018. The survey also revealed…

QualDerm Partners Expands Network in Ohio

QualDerm Partners, a company that creates market-leading dermatology practice partnerships through affiliations and de novo development, today announced Dermatology of Southeastern Ohio has joined the company’s network of affiliated physician-owned practices. Dermatology of Southeastern Ohio, located in Zanesville, was founded in 1988, by John P.…

Payment Incentive Programs: The Challenge for Small Dermatology Practices

The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) recently released a report highlighting the rate of which small and rural medical practices successfully participated in federally-funded payment incentive programs. The report analyzed Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) data from 2015, focusing on “legacy” programs –…

Local Healthcare in the Age of Consolidation

“Healthcare is local” has been a mantra among providers for decades. The volume of that mantra increases anytime the industry goes through changes. Recently, it’s gotten louder in the field of dermatology, most likely due to the trend of industry consolidation. While commonalities exist, there…

Technology as a Physician Recruitment Tool

In a recent issue of Dermatology World, the cover story focused on recruiting and retaining millennial physicians. While how to attract that generation’s best and brightest is a hot topic in many industries, it is especially important in dermatology as the gap between the supply…