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Rick Lin, DO, FAOCD
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Dr. Rick Lin is a board-certified dermatologist practicing in McAllen, TX since 2006. He is the only board-certified Mohs Micrographic Surgeon in the Rio Grande Valley region. 

Dr. Rick Lin earned his Bachelor degree in Biology at the University of California at Berkeley and received his medical degree from University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth in 2001. He also graduated with the Master in Public Health Degree at the School of Public Health of the University of North Texas Health Science Center. He then completed a traditional rotating internship at Dallas Southwest Medical Center in 2002.

In 2005 he completed his Dermatology residency training at the Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville, Missouri in conjunction with the Dermatology Institute of North Texas. Dr. Rick Lin served as the Chief Resident of the residency training program for two years. He was also the Resident Liaison for the American Osteopathic College of Dermatology for two years prior to the completion of his residency. In addition to general dermatology and dermatopathology, Dr. Lin received specialized training in Mohs Micrographic surgery, advanced aesthetic surgery, and cosmetic dermatology.

Dr. Lin is board certified by American Osteopathic Board of Dermatology in the primary specialty of dermatology. He also holds the certification of added qualification for Mohs Micrographic Surgery from the Bureau of Osteopathic Medical Specialists of the American Osteopathic Association and the American Osteopathic Board of Dermatology.

As a leader in the field of dermatology, he is currently serving on the Board of Trustees for American Osteopathic College of Dermatology. He also chairs the Information Technology Committee of the Texas Osteopathic Medical Association and is the President for District 14. Dr. Lin also serves on several advisory boards for different pharmaceutical companies and contributes his opinion to the development of new medications.

Billing and Coding Update

Objectives:

  1. Discuss billing updates relating to dermatology
  2. Discuss coding updates relating to dermatology
  3. Discuss financial planning as related to dermatologists

Needs:

  1. Legislative, regulatory, or organizational changes effecting patient care

References:

2015 AMA CPT Procedure Coding Expert.

Medical Billing and Coding Demystified.

Core Competencies: 4, 5

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