Congress is denying seniors access to the least expensive and most well-researched outpatient opioid treatment solution available – the 1,600 structured, integrated, SAMHSA-certified OTPs.
More than 300,000 Medicare beneficiaries have been diagnosed with opioid use disorder (OUD) and Medicare beneficiaries have the fastest OUD growth rate. Congress has yet to extend Medicare coverage to these highly-regulated, highly-controlled, comprehensive treatment programs that provide behavioral health counseling, along with medication-assisted treatment.
Only Congress and the President can rectify this disparity by passing a law that will expand Medicare Part B coverage to OTPs.
American seniors deserve better.
Ask your Senator to vote to support H.R. 6. This bill will ensure access to OTPs for Medicare beneficiaries. Send an email or direct social media message now using the campaign tool on the right.
- H.R. 6 Substance Use-Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment (SUPPORT) for Patients and Communities Act or the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act bill text and bill status.
For additional information, please view our Medicare OTP Fact Sheet and download the outreach toolkit.