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S. 2911 (115th): Enhancing Patient Access to Non-Opioid Treatment Options

The text of the bill below is as of May 22, 2018 (Introduced).


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115th CONGRESS

2d Session

S. 2911

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

May 22, 2018

(for himself, Mr. Casey, Mr. Thune, Ms. Stabenow, Mr. Cornyn, and Mr. Nelson) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance

A BILL

To require the Secretary of Health and Human Services to provide guidance to States regarding Medicaid items and services for non-opioid pain treatment and management.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Enhancing Patient Access to Non-Opioid Treatment Options.

2.

Guidance to States regarding Medicaid items and services for non-opioid pain treatment and management

Not later than January 1, 2019, the Secretary of Health and Human Services, acting through the Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, shall issue 1 or more final guidance documents, or update existing guidance documents, to States regarding mandatory and optional items and services that may be provided under a State plan under title XIX of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1396 et seq.), or under a waiver of such a plan, for non-opioid treatment and management of pain, including, but not limited to, evidence-based non-opioid pharmacological therapies and non-pharmacological therapies.