Government Advocacy

June 26, 2019: MGMA signs on to letter supporting Opioid Workforce Act

Advocacy Letter

Government Programs

Medicare Payment Policies

June 26, 2019

The Honorable Richard Neal 
Chairman 
House Ways & Means Committee 
U.S. House of Representatives 
1102 Longworth House Office Building 
Washington D.C. 20515 

The Honorable Kevin Brady 
Ranking Member 
House Ways & Means Committee 
U.S. House of Representatives 
1139 Longworth House Office Building 
Washington D.C. 20515 

Dear Chairman Neal and Ranking Member Brady:

On behalf of the organizations below, we write to express our support for the Opioid Workforce Act of 2019 (H.R. 3414). 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 the Committee’s 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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