A bipartisan group of U.S. senators, including Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., have reintroduced the Non-Opioids Prevent Addiction in the Nation (NOPAIN) Act.
The legislation, co-authored by Sens. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., and Rob Portman, R-Ohio, aims to address barriers to non-opioid pain management for those enrolled in Medicare.
Under current law, hospitals receive the same payment from Medicare regardless of whether a physician prescribes an opioid or a non-opioid. As...