Sens. Maggie Hassan, D-N.H., and Susan Collins, R-Maine, yesterday introduced the Senate companion to the Opioid Workforce Act (H.R. 3414/S.2892), AHA-supported legislation to increase the number of resident physician slots in hospitals with programs focused on substance use disorder treatment. The legislation would add 1,000 Medicare-funded training positions to approved residency programs in addiction medicine, addiction psychiatry or pain management. The House bill, sponsored by Rep. Brad Schneider, D-Ill., cleared the Ways and Means Committee in June.

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