Oct 23, 2018
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will launch a Medicaid payment model next fall that aims to improve care and reduce expenditures for pregnant and postpartum women with opioid use disorders.
Oct 3, 2018
The Senate today passed by a vote of 98-1 the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act, the final House and Senate agreement on legislation to address the opioid crisis. Approved by the House last week, the legislation includes an AHA-supported provision that would allow states to receive federal…
Sep 19, 2018
More than 100 organizations, including the AHA, yesterday urged House and Senate leaders to include the Overdose Prevention and Patient Safety Act (H.R. 6082) in the final agreement on opioid legislation.
Sep 18, 2018
The Senate Sept. 17 passed the Opioid Crisis Response Act, a substitute amendment to the House-passed opioid package (H.R. 6).
Jul 22, 2021
State attorneys general announced a $26 billion proposed settlement with Johnson & Johnson and distributors McKesson, Cardinal Health and Amerisource Bergen over the companies’ alleged role in creating and fueling the opioid epidemic.
Jul 19, 2021
AHA member organizations are undertaking a variety of efforts to address opioid issues in their communities. Hear examples of some of those efforts from Alicia Mikolaycik Gonzalez, M.D., regional director at the Oakland, Calif.-based CA Bridge Program.
May 14, 2021
Although COVID-19 has been a significant contributor to the substance abuse epidemic, it does not explain the large number of drug overdose deaths between May 2019 and May 2020 — the most ever recorded in a 12-month period, writes Holly Geyer, M.D., hospital internal medicine practitioner at Mayo…
May 13, 2021
If there has ever been a time for opioid stewardship, it’s now. Between May 2019 and May 2020, the United States had the highest number of drug overdose deaths ever recorded in a 12-month period. Synthetic opioids were the primary driver for this increase with a 38% rise in deaths over the…
Apr 27, 2021
The Department of Health and Human Services released new practice guidelines for administering buprenorphine, which exempt from certain training and certification requirements eligible physician assistants, nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, certified registered nurse anesthetists and…
Apr 9, 2021
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has selected 61 applicants for the Value in Opioid Use Disorder Treatment Demonstration, a four-year Medicare payment model beginning this month for selected health care providers who agree to participate.