Archives     Advertise     Editorial Calendar     Subscribe     Contact Us    


Statement On Opioid Related Legislation


 

America's hospitals and health systems have been engaged in treating people with substance use disorders for decades. In recent years, we have seen first-hand the devastating effects of the opioid epidemic on patients, families, and communities across the country. We applaud the leadership of Chairman Walden, Ranking Member Pallone and the Energy and Commerce Committee in advancing several measures that will help hospitals continue to fight the epidemic.
Hospitals play a distinct role in this fight by educating patients, reducing inappropriate prescribing of opioids, providing alternative pain treatments, offering medication assisted treatment, and supporting the communities we serve.

We strongly support several measures forwarded today by the Energy and Commerce Committee to the full House of Representatives, including bills to: improve information provided to Medicare patients about the risks of opioid use; standardize electronic prior authorization for Medicare Part D prescribing; and fund programs to help hospitals provide alternatives to opioids in emergency departments and facilitate medication assisted treatment to patients who have overdosed.

We will continue to work with Congress to ensure we have the tools needed to respond to this multi-faceted epidemic that is impacting virtually every community in our country, and we look forward to additional legislative action on these and other initiatives.

 
Share:

Related Articles:


Recent Articles

The 2019 Legislative Agenda

A new governor and many new legislators make 2019 a learning year as the state's top healthcare organizations seek to address a number of old issues and tweak some new solutions unveiled last year.

Read More

Updated Cholesterol Guidelines Take a Personalized Approach

The American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology released updated cholesterol clinical guidelines in November 2018, taking a more nuanced approach to care over a patient's lifetime.

Read More

Sharing Data, Saving Lives

In an increasingly connected medical ecosystem where patient safety, health status improvement, and provider reimbursement are impacted at every point along the continuum, the need to efficiently, securely share data appears to have reached a tipping point.

Read More

New Rules in Heart Disease

A number of guideline changes and updates warrant more education around statin use and blood pressure monitoring, but local cardiologists say the higher standards are a game changer.

Read More

Dr. Ashish Shah: A Heart for Transplant Patients

Dr. Ashish Shah is the driving force behind the growth and innovation at one of the nation's busiest heart transplant programs.

Read More

Heart Monitor

Cardiovascular news of note.

Read More

ECMO Program Thriving at TriStar Centennial

A TriStar Centennial, a team approach is key to hospital's successful ECMO program.

Read More

Alexander Looks for Innovation, Asks Council Fellows for Input

Sen. Lamar Alexander asks stakeholders and future leaders to weigh in on ways to improve health outcomes, lower costs.

Read More

CMS Utilizes Dartboard Approach to Modernizing the Medicare Drug Benefit

Controlling pharmaceutical prices remains a hot topic, judging from the 6,415 comments received in response to the CMS proposed rule: "Modernizing Part D and Medicare Advantage to Lower Drug Prices and Reduce Out-of-Pocket Expenses."

Read More

A Conversation with LHC Director Molly Vice

Every company should have a succession plan. LHC plays a key role in planning for the next generation of leaders for an entire industry.

Read More

Email Print
 
 

 

 


Tags:
Opioid
Powered by Bondware
News Publishing Software

The browser you are using is outdated!

You may not be getting all you can out of your browsing experience
and may be open to security risks!

Consider upgrading to the latest version of your browser or choose on below: