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Senate Opioids Bill Would Add Sunshine Provisions, Expand Medicare Telehealth Services

Executive Summary

Senators on June 12 advanced a bill addressing the opioid crisis from the Finance Committee, including sunshine provisions expanding the types of providers that must report payments of value by drug and device manufacturers, requiring an essential Medicare handbook to describe non-opioid alternatives for pain control, and expanding telehealth payments for providers treating beneficiaries with substance use disorders.


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