Keyword: American Society of Addiction Medicine
Healthcare and health IT groups are supporting recently proposed legislation aimed at reforming a patient privacy regulation by aligning it with HIPAA.
More than 100 healthcare organizations are calling on Congress to address privacy concerns that can hinder addiction care in its opioids package.
Congress needs to end a longtime cap on funds choking the number of medical residencies, plus more physician practice news from around the web.
Two medical associations are pushing for greater use of value-based payments in opioid addiction treatment.
Much of the talk at the first meeting of the Trump administration’s commission on opioids centered on a key topic: Medicaid.
Cigna’s effort to tackle the opioid epidemic has resulted in a 12% decline in customers’ use of prescribed opioids in the last year.
One hand giveth, the other taketh away. So it might seem for advocates who hope to increase access to health services for people with addiction.
From Kaiser Health News: Aetna will be the third major insurer to remove prior authorization requirements for patients who seek medication-assisted treatments such as Suboxone.
One of the largest insurers is tearing down a barrier for patients to receive lifesaving medications.
Primary care physicians may be uniquely positioned to stem the opioid epidemic, but too few have the necessary certifications to deliver treatment.