Assistant Director of Healthcare Economics
American Academy of Dermatology
James is Associate Director of Regulatory and Payment Policy at the American Academy of Dermatology Association (AADA), the leading professional society for dermatologists, with over 13,500 U.S. based dermatologists and over 20,000 total members. He provides leadership in development of responses to regulatory and payment issues that affect dermatologists and their patients. James oversees most of the AADA’s regulatory activities, including interactions with the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). He coordinates the AADA’s responses to the annual Medicare Physician Fee Schedule and CMS’s Quality Payment Program. In addition to his work in physician professional societies, James has previous experience in the Medical Service Corps of the U.S. Navy and in healthcare administration at a regional healthcare center.