Currently, leaders in the House and Senate are reconciling differences between the two chambers’ opioid bills. The final opioid package could be finalized as soon as, Friday, September 21.
While the existing legislation represents critical steps in addressing the opioid and drug epidemic that claimed 72,000 lives in 2017, any final package would be further strengthened by the inclusion of provisions aligning Part 2 with HIPAA.
Your help is needed! If you have not already done so, please contact your lawmakers TODAY and urge them to include provisions aligning Part 2 with HIPAA (HR 6082/S 1850) in the final opioid package.
To contact your lawmakers in Congress, head to AHIMA’s Advocacy Action Center.