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Expanding Scope of Dermatologic Mid-Level Practitioners Includes Prescription of Complex Medication

Vanessa L. Pascoe, BA1; Alexandra B. Kimball, MD, MPH1,2
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1Department of Dermatology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston
2Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts
JAMA Dermatol. 2015;151(1):106-107. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2014.3295.
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To the Editor In their recent article, “Scope of Physician Procedures Independently Billed by Mid-Level Providers in the Office Setting,” Coldiron and Ratnarathorn1 describe the expanding scope of dermatologic mid-level practitioners. Specifically, in 2012 physician assistants (PAs) and nurse practitioners (NPs) performed and billed independently for more than 4 million procedures, 54.8% of which were dermatologic.1


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November 1, 2014
H. Ray Jalian, MD; Mathew M. Avram, MD, JD
1Division of Dermatology, University of California, Los Angeles
2Wellman Center for Photomedicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston3Department of Dermatology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston
JAMA Dermatol. 2014;150(11):1149-1151. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2014.1922.
November 1, 2014
Brett Coldiron, MD; Mondhipa Ratnarathorn, MD
1Department of Dermatology, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio
2Procedural Dermatology Fellow, TriHealth Good Samaritan Hospital, Cincinnati, Ohio
JAMA Dermatol. 2014;150(11):1153-1159. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2014.1773.
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