Draft bill introduced by Senators Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Patty Murray (D-WA).
Bipartisan, bicameral pair of bills would amend flawed 42 CFR Part 2 law that impedes care coordination and threatens patient safety.
Bill would enact a Prescription Safety Alert System delivering real-time information to stop inappropriate prescribing and dispensing of opioids.
Coalition seeks clarity on provisions in proposed rules that could increase provider burden and stop short of achieving widespread interoperability.
Coalition says, “We support improved connectivity, modern privacy laws and regulations, and fundamentally redefined care delivery to improve access and value.”