Opioids

May 17, 2018
The House Energy and Commerce Committee today approved more than 20 bills to address the opioid crisis. Among other measures, the bills would require the Department of Health and Human Services to establish an action plan to address the opioid crisis; instruct the Centers for Medicare &…
May 16, 2018
The AHA and seven other national hospital organizations yesterday voiced strong support for legislation that would allow states to receive federal matching funds for services provided to a Medicaid beneficiary with a substance use disorder in an Institution for Mental Disease. “Since 1965, the…
May 23, 2018
The Food and Drug Administration has approved special handling instructions to allow health care providers to use certain opioid and other intravenous drug products made by Hospira that were on hold due to low potential for a manufacturing defect but are in short supply. Health care providers…
May 22, 2018
The AHA today expressed support for the Opioid Workforce Treatment Act of 2018 (H.R. 5818/S. 2843), bipartisan, bicameral legislation that would reduce the shortage of opioid treatment providers by increasing the number of Medicare-funded residency slots in hospitals with programs focused on…
May 22, 2018
AHA to Sens. Nelson, Heller expressing support for S. 2843, the Opioid Workforce Treatment Act of 2018.
May 22, 2018
AHA letter to Representatives Crowley and Costello expressing support for  H.R. 5818, the Opioid Workforce Treatment Act of 2018.
May 18, 2018
The House Energy and Commerce Committee yesterday approved 32 bills to address the opioid crisis, including 12 AHA-supported bills: H.R. 1925 would require state Medicaid programs to automatically restore medical assistance eligibility to juveniles after release from incarceration. H.R. 3192…
May 16, 2018
An estimated 46,041 Americans died from opioid overdoses between October 2016 and October 2017, a 15% increase from the prior 12-month period, according to provisional data released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Total overdose deaths from opioids, cocaine and…
May 16, 2018
AHA letter to Representatives Greg Walden, and Frank Pallone expressing support for The Limited Repeal of the IMD Exclusion for Adult Medicaid Beneficiaries with Substance Use Disorder Act. 
May 16, 2018
Boston Medical Center (BMC) is committed to fighting addiction and stigma. The organization has treated substance use disorders (SUDs) for more than 25 years, setting a national example that inspired philanthropists Eilene and John Grayken to donate $25 million to create the Grayken Center for…