Tag Archive for ‘opioids’
A summary of ongoing trauma-related legislative activity for the 115th congressional session is provided, including the Mission Zero Act, PAHPA, and Stop the Bleed.
Summarizes the provisions in the omnibus funding legislation (H.R. 1625) for fiscal year 2018 that correspond to key ACS legislative priorities, including cancer research, the opioid epidemic, trauma research, and violence prevention.
A summary of provisions in the Bipartisan Budget Act that will affect health care providers—including elimination of “misvalued codes” and technical corrections in MIPS— are described.
A summary of the College’s key legislative activities in 2017 is provided, including efforts centered on workforce shortages, the opioid epidemic, and implementation of the Medicare Access and CHIP (Children’s Health Insurance Program) Reauthorization Act.
Coming next month in JACS and online now: Empowering postsurgical patients to improve opioid disposal: A before-and-after quality improvement study
A study published in an upcoming issue of JACS found that dissemination of an educational brochure improved disposal of unused opioids after surgery.
This column provides updates on College advocacy and health policy activities, including advanced alternative payment models, Stop the Bleed, the Physician Compare website, and HIPAA guidance on the opioid epidemic.
The following Statement on Opioids and Motor Vehicle Crash Prevention was developed by the ACS COT Committee on Injury Prevention and Control at its June 2017 meeting.