An important way in which CDS promotes public awareness about dermatologic conditions is through the legislative process. Our Board has testified and played a role in shaping numerous legislative matters over the past several years including scope of practice concerns, access to biosimilar medications, indoor tanning by minors, and others. Many of these efforts have been collaborative efforts with our colleagues in other medical fields and specialties. We believe that being part of this process and being actively involved in advocating for our patients’ health and safety is essential and our duty. In the coming year, we look forward to continuing to work with our colleagues in other state medical societies to promote the health of Colorado.

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Medicare Carrier Advisory Committee
Derm Representative:
Insley Puma Flaig, MD

CACs have the opportunity to discuss draft Local Coverage Determinations (LCDs), provide input and comment on draft policies, and improve relationships between Medicare and the provider community. The CACs should meet at least 3 times a year.

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