Government Advocacy

December 4, 2019: MGMA joins coalition supporting Opioid Workforce Act

Advocacy Letter

December 4, 2019

The Honorable Maggie Hassan
U.S. Senate
324 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510

The Honorable Susan Collins
U.S. Senate
413 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510

Dear Senators Hassan and Collins:

On behalf of the 80 organizations below, we write to express our support for the Opioid Workforce Act of 2019 (S.2892). This thoughtful, bipartisan legislation would provide Medicare support for an additional 1,000 graduate medical education (GME) positions over five years in hospitals that have, or are in the process of establishing, accredited residency programs in addiction medicine, addiction psychiatry, or pain medicine. We greatly appreciate Congress’ commitment to advancing policies that would strengthen the health care workforce serving on the front lines of the nation’s opioid epidemic.

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