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Medicare Opioid Safety Education Act of 2018
(Sec. 2) This bill requires the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to provide Medicare beneficiaries with educational resources regarding opioid use and pain management, as well as descriptions of covered alternative (non-opioid) pain-management treatments.
Received; read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide educational resources regarding opioid use and pain management as part of the Medicare & You handbook.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
This Act may be cited as the “Medicare Opioid Safety Education Act of 2018”.
(a) In general.—Section 1804 of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1395b–2) is amended by adding at the end the following new subsection:
“(1) educational resources, compiled by the Secretary, regarding opioid use and pain management; and
“(2) a description of alternative, non-opioid pain management treatments covered under this title.”.
(b) Effective date.—The amendment made by subsection (a) shall apply to notices distributed prior to each Medicare open enrollment period beginning after January 1, 2019.
Passed the House of Representatives June 12, 2018.
|Attest:||karen l. haas,|