Request for Information: Treating Pain and Substance Use Disorders

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued a Request for Information (RFI) required by the Substance Use-Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment for Patients and Communities Act (SUPPORT Act) asking for public comment on ways to address the treatment  of acute and chronic pain, and the treatment of substance use disorders including opioid use disorder (OUD).

CMS is developing an Action Plan to include a review of Medicare and Medicaid payment and coverage policies for substance use disorders, and the treatment of acute and chronic pain, emphasizing treatment that minimizes the risk of opioid misuse and OUD. The RFI also requests comment on associated topics including data collection, special populations, and technologies and telehealth.

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