Official Podcast feed of MDedge Dermatology and Cutis Peer-to-Peer, part of the Medscape Professional Network. Weekly episodes include the latest in Dermatology News and peer-to-peer interviews with Doctor Vincent A. DeLeo, MD, and Dr. Candrice Heath, MD. Plus, resident discussions geared toward phy… read more
Transparency about industry-supported interactions among physicians was the goal of the online Open Payments database created by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Dr. Vincent DeLeo talks to Dr. Allen F. Shih about a retrospective review of how accurately dermatologists presenting at a major medical meeting disclosed industry conflicts of interest, compared with the OP database. They discuss possible reasons for data discrepancies and provide tips for dermatologists to ensure their COIs are disclosed appropriately. “I think it’s very important for dermatologists to continue to review industry-reported interactions listed on the online Open Payments database and to make sure it is as accurate as possible,” recommends Dr. Shih.
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We also bring you the latest in dermatology news and research:
Private equity: Salvation or death sentence?
Depending on whom you ask, the continuing growth of private equity purchases of dermatology practices is either a death sentence -- or salvation -- of the specialty.
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Things you will learn in this episode:
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Hosts: Nick Andrews; Vincent A. DeLeo, MD (Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California, Los Angeles)
Guests: Allen F. Shih, MD, MBA (Boston University)
Disclosures: Dr. DeLeo is a consultant for Esteé Lauder. Dr. Shih reports no conflict of interest.
Show notes by: Alicia Sonners, Melissa Sears
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