Leaving the Pediatrician? Not at 26.
The age at which patients leave the pediatric nest varies, depending on whether their doctors are trained to treat adolescents and young adult patients. (Jane Furse/The New York Times Well Blog)
Survey: Fewer Having Problems Affording Healthcare
Gallup notes that both the improving economy and lower gas prices also could be factors in the drop-off in troubles affording care. (Peter Sullivan/The Hill)
OIG Flags 500 Home Health Agencies as Fraud Battle Intensifies
Federal authorities are turning up the heat even more in their battle against Medicare home health fraud. (Tim Mullaney/Home Health Care News)
Scope of Practice: How Can We Expand Access to Care?
Scope of practice—who can practice what kind of medicine, in what settings and under what type of physician supervision, if any—is an issue that has preoccupied state legislatures and the courts for years. (Politico Staff/Politico)
Office Chatter: Your Doctor Will See You in this Telemedicine Kiosk
Less than a decade ago, telemedicine was mainly used by hospitals and clinics for secure doctor-to-doctor consultations. But today, telemedicine has become a more common method for patients to receive routine care at home or wherever they are—often on their cellphones or personal computers. (Phil Galewitz/Kaiser Health News)