Dr. Ruiz introduces bill to tackle opioid epidemic

Bill increases access to comprehensive addiction treatment programs for seniors through Medicare Photo courtesy of the office of Congressman Raul Ruiz, M.D.Rep. Raul Ruiz, M.D. (D-CA) ■ Chronicle News Service On April 24, Rep. Raul Ruiz, M.D. (CA-36) introduced the Advancing High Quality Treatment for Opioid Use Disorders in Medicare Act, a bill that will increase access for seniors on Medicare to comprehensive addiction treatment services such as care management, treatment planning, and support services. The bill would also reward and support treatment programs with the best outcomes, fostering innovations in care to successfully help patients. The legislation is supported by the American Medical Association and the American Society of Addiction

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