Senate Finance Committee To Mark Up Opioid Package As House Prepares For Votes On Slew Of Opioid Bills

June 11, 2018
The Senate Finance Committee will mark up a legislative package Tuesday (June 12) intended to reduce opioid abuse in Medicare and Medicaid. The package released by committee Chair Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and ranking Democrat Ron Wyden (OR) includes measures to identify over-prescribing of opioids, increase awareness of alternative pain management, expand coverage of telehealth services for substance use disorders and bar lifetime limits on medication-assisted treatment in Medicaid. The package incorporates many of the standalone bills the committee previously said...

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