HHS Pain Management Best Practices Inter-Agency Task Force Guide

On August 14th, 2018 the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, Office of the Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) gave notice that a meeting is scheduled to be held for the Pain Management Best Practices Inter-Agency Task Force (Task Force) on Tuesday, September 25, 2018, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. …

Opioids, Legislation, and Healthcare Policy

As most of the pain community knows, the House of Representatives (HOR) passed HR6 in June 2018. Many of the provisions of HR6 are aimed at Medicare and Medicaid recipients. This bill makes several changes to state Medicaid programs to address opioid and substance use disorders. Check out the text summary of HR6 stating it: …

Elections 2018

Anticipating wide sweeping changes in 2019 to pain management healthcare policy, it is vitally important for the pain community to "get out the vote" in November, 2018. For a recap summarizing the pain community's concerns, be sure to check out Pain Advocacy Coalition's (PAC) platform. Primarily, there is an unspoken rule to make pain management issues …

PAC Online Resources

 1. Congress.gov List of US Congress Members https://www.congress.gov/members Legislation https://www.congress.gov/search?q=%7B%22source%22%3A%22legislation%22%7D Opioids https://www.congress.gov/search?searchResultViewType=expanded&q=%7B%22source%22%3A%22legislation%22%2C%22search%22%3A%22opioids%22%2C%22bill-status%22%3A%22passed-both%22%7D   2. Ballotpedia List of Current US Senators https://ballotpedia.org/List_of_current_members_of_the_U.S._Congress List of State Legislators https://ballotpedia.org/List_of_United_States_state_legislatures 3. OpenSecrets.org We pursue our mission largely through our award-winning website, OpenSecrets.org, which is the most comprehensive resource for federal campaign contributions, lobbying data and analysis available anywhere. And …