Text: S.2707 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in Senate (04/18/2018)


115th CONGRESS
2d Session
S. 2707


To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide educational resources regarding opioid use and pain management as part of the Medicare & You handbook.


IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

April 18, 2018

Mr. Nelson (for himself and Mr. Heller) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance


A BILL

To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide educational resources regarding opioid use and pain management as part of the Medicare & You handbook.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Informing Seniors about Opioids Act of 2018”.

SEC. 2. Provision of information regarding opioid use and pain management as part of Medicare & You handbook.

(a) In general.—Section 1804 of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1395b–2) is amended by adding at the end the following new subsection:

“(d) The notice provided under subsection (a) shall include educational resources, compiled by the Secretary, regarding opioid use, pain management, and alternative pain management treatments.”.

(b) Effective date.—The amendment made by subsection (a) shall apply to notices distributed prior to each Medicare open enrollment period beginning after January 1, 2019.