H.R.5718 - PRO Act115th Congress (2017-2018) |
|Sponsor:||Rep. Smith, Jason [R-MO-8] (Introduced 05/09/2018)|
|Committees:||House - Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means|
|Latest Action:||House - 05/23/2018 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.5718 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (05/09/2018)
Perioperative Reduction of Opioids Act or the PRO Act
This bill requires the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to convene a technical expert panel to recommend ways to reduce opioid use in surgical settings and best practices for pain management, specifically during the perioperative (pre-operative through post-operative) period.
HHS must also report on diagnosis-related group codes that have the highest volume of surgeries and the availability of associated data regarding post-operative opioid use, including prescription patterns and rates of consumption.