Summary: H.R.5718 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.R.5718. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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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.