Behavioral Health

Addressing the Opioid Epidemic

News Archive

CDC: Overdose deaths from synthetic opioids up sharply last year AHA News Now (December 13, 2016)

CDC issues resources to help clinicians apply opioid prescribing guidelines AHA News Now (December 13, 2016)

President signs 21st Century Cures Act AHA News Now (December 13, 2016)

Senate passes 21st Century Cures Act AHA News Now (December 7, 2016)

House advances several hospital priorities in sending revised 21st Century Cures bill to the Senate AHA News Now (December 1, 2016)

AHA urges House to pass 21st Century Cures Act AHA News Now (November 29, 2016)

Revised 21st Century Cures bill includes AHA-supported provisions AHA News Now (November 28, 2016)

Surgeon General issues report on preventing substance misuse, related disorders AHA News Now (November 17, 2016)

Administration kicks off Prescription Opioid and Heroin Epidemic Awareness Week AHA News Now (September 19, 2016)

HHS awards $53 million to combat opioid epidemic AHA News Now (August 31, 2016)

Senators urge CMS to remove IMD exclusion for substance abuse treatment AHA News Now (August 3, 2016)

President signs legislation to address opioid epidemic AHA News Now (July 25, 2016)

Senate approves legislation to address opioid epidemic AHA News Now (July 14, 2016)

Governors sign compact to fight opioid addiction AHA News Now (July 14, 2016)

Special Bulletin: Progress on Addressing the Opioid Epidemic (July 14, 2016)

House approves legislation to address opioid epidemic AHA News Now (July 8, 2016)

HHS proposes hospital VBP change, other actions to combat opioid epidemic AHA News Now (July 6, 2016)

Senate subcommittee approves Labor-HHS funding bill AHA News Now (June 7, 2016)

House votes to go to conference with Senate on opioid bills AHA News Now (May 17, 2016)

House approves AHA-supported bills to address opioid epidemic AHA News Now (May 12, 2016)

Letter: Health organizations to House leaders: Amending the privacy laws of 42 CFR Part 2 to address opioid crisis (May 10, 2016)

Hoyer says Congress needs to act on opioids, Zika AHA News Now (May 2, 2016)

Letter: AHA urges reassessment of HCAHPS survey pain questions (April 28, 2016)

House committee approves AHA-backed bills to prevent opioid deaths, dependency AHA News Now (April 28, 2016)

House committee approves AHA-supported bills to address opioid epidemic AHA News Now (April 27, 2016)

AHA voices support for six House bills to address the opioid epidemic AHA News Now (April 26, 2016)

The Joint Commission seeks to clarify 'misperceptions' of its pain standards AHA News Now (April 27, 2016)
    Joint Commission Statement on Pain Management (April 18, 2016)

Cleveland health systems testify at Senate field hearing on opioid epidemic AHA News Now (April 22, 2016)

FDA announces opioid-related guidance, labeling changes AHA News Now (March 24, 2016)

Hospital leader testifies at Senate hearing on opioid use among seniors, AHA News Now (February 24, 2016)

HHS proposes raising physician prescribing limit for opioid treatment AHA News Now (March 29, 2016)

Medicaid IMD exclusion draws fire at House hearing on heroin, opioid abuse AHA News Now (March 29, 2016)

Ending the Opioid Epidemic, Rick Pollack, AHA STAT (February 26, 2016)

 

 

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