This week, bipartisan legislation that will improve health care outcomes of beneficiaries living with the Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) has been introduced. 

The new legislation would ensure the providers and beneficiaries alike are aware of effective treatment options covered under Medicare. 

The Medicare Opioid Use Disorder Outreach Act, directs the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to conduct education outreach to Medicare-participating health care providers to increase awareness and access to OUD treatment services. 

Representatives for the legislation said the bill will provide doctors and patients with the tools they need to expand community access to live-saving treatments that will lead to recovery.