Summary: H.R.5558 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (04/18/2018)

Alternatives to Opioids Prescribing Act

This bill requires the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to carry out a demonstration project to evaluate alternatives to the use of opioids to treat Medicare enrollees in hospital emergency departments. Under the project, the CMS must provide incentive payments to participating hospitals for decreasing the use of opioids and increasing the use of opioid alternatives.