Arielle Zionts - Kaiser Health News
Supporters say the proposed rules would balance the goals of increasing access to health care and helping prevent medication misuse. Opponents say the rules would make it difficult for some patients — especially those in rural areas — to get care.
Doctors have no national standards on when to order urine tests to check whether adult ADHD patients are properly taking their medication. Some patients are subjected to much more frequent testing than others.
Some rural residents must travel hours for a sexual assault exam. Specialized telehealth services are expanding so they can obtain care closer to home.