IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
May 22, 2018
Mr. Heller (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
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.
This Act may be cited as the
Enhancing Patient Access to Non-Opioid Treatment Options.
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.