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Today’s Rundown

  1. Medicaid patients wait longer at office visits than those with private insurance
  2. Secretary Tom Price asks staff to ‘reimagine’ HHS; two new Trump appointees continue contrarian trend
  3. No kidding: Some adults continue to see their pediatrician
  4. Urgent care sites cater to cancer patients, letting them check some worries at door

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Medicaid patients wait longer at office visits than those with private insurance

Tuesday, May 2, 2017 Medicaid patients endure longer wait times during office visits than patients with private insurance, according to a new Health Affairs study.

Top Stories


Secretary Tom Price asks staff to ‘reimagine’ HHS; two new Trump appointees continue contrarian trend

Tuesday, May 2, 2017 In a speech on Tuesday, Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price urged staff to “reimagine" HHS and contribute their ideas on how to reorganize the wide-ranging federal department to make it more effective and efficient. Price said his goal is to have a draft proposal ready by June 30 to present to the Office of Management and Budget on how to reorganize the department.


No kidding: Some adults continue to see their pediatrician

Tuesday, May 2, 2017 There was a time when Jeff Vetor, who is 46, and his baby son had the same doctor—a pediatrician. Like some people with a lifelong condition, Vetor, who has been treated for a congenital heart defect since childhood, has chosen to continue to see a pediatrician and still gets care at Children’s Hospital of Michigan.


Urgent care sites cater to cancer patients, letting them check some worries at door

Tuesday, May 2, 2017 From Kaiser Health News: Hospitals and oncology practices are setting up urgent care services aimed specifically at cancer patients to help keep them out of the hospital.

News of Note

Every state but Missouri has a prescription drug monitoring program, and many states are listening to doctors’ recommendations to upgrade those tracking systems to make them easier to use. Governing Magazine article Physician practices are split on how much they analyze their electronic health record data, a new Medical Group Management Association poll found. Some 31% of 872 respondents said they use all their EHR analytic capabilities, while 22% said they use some of the capabilities. MGMA article Even with medication, young children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder performed worse in school than their peers and had worse health outcomes, a large study from the United Kingdom found. JAMA Pediatrics study Need a reminder for why you went into medicine? Listen to comedian Jimmy Kimmel’s moving account about his newborn son’s open heart surgery. Kimmel encouraged viewers to donate to Children’s Hospital Los Angeles where his three-day-old underwent surgery. YouTube video

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