HHS Teleconference: Pain Management Best Practices Inter-Agency Task Force

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 -
5:00pm to 6:30pm

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, will hold a teleconference meeting of its Pain Management Best Practices Inter-Agency Task Force. The purpose of this meeting is for the Task Force to collaborate with the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services to discuss payment and coverage policies for chronic and acute pain, service delivery models, access to therapies and medical devices, and other issues. This meeting was initially scheduled for June 12 but was later postponed to June 26 (84 FR 27640). 

The Task Force is charged with developing an action plan on recommendations for changes under Medicare and Medicaid to prevent opioids addictions and enhance access to Medication-Assisted Treatment.

Members of the public may attend the teleconference. More information is available at this Federal Register notice.