Original Source: Center for Connected Health Policy
Last week, the Senate voted on H.R. 6, the Opioid Crisis Response Act of 2018, which passed with a 99-1 vote on Monday, September 17th. The package of bills is an attempt to combat the opioid epidemic and includes over 70 bills providing for research, treatment, and prevention related to opioids and substance use disorder by making changes to state Medicaid programs and Medicare requirements. Included are several telehealth provisions for improving patient access and easing the exchange of critical data.