The U.S. Senate Agrees On Something!

The U.S. Senate Agrees On Something!

Yes, it’s true. After years of strictly partisan politics in the U.S. Senate, there is finally a bipartisan bill focused on the opioid crisis in America. President Trump is expected to sign it soon.

The bill – which passed 98-1 on Oct. 3 — would accelerate research into non-addictive painkillers, ease restrictions on which health care professionals can prescribe medication-assisted treatment and increase support for state prescription drug monitoring programs to prevent abuse.

I am proud that the Ambulatory Surgery Center Association and the entire surgery center industry see the opioid crisis as a major issue and have taken the lead in prevention and innovation to control pain with alternative medication routines.

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    SMP’s annual Board Retreat and Educational Conference took place last week in Aruba! It was a great learning and sharing experience for all attendees. Speakers provided their expert comments and advised on a wide range of health care and financial operational issues. Of course there was a lot of discussion about the best practices and the future of […]

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