The Non-Opioids Prevent Addiction in the Nation Act (“NOPAIN Act”) is a bipartisan piece of legislation designed to increase patient and provider access to non-opioid approaches to acute pain management. This innovative piece of federal legislation is designed to better incentivize the utilization of non-opioid pain management approaches by improving insurance coverages for these therapies.
Currently, outdated federal reimbursement policies provide economic disincentives for utilizing non-opioid approaches for acute pain patients. The NOPAIN Act addresses this challenge and, in the process, will make non-opioid acute pain approaches more readily available to millions of American patients who undergo a surgical procedure each year. By doing so, the legislation aims to minimize unnecessary levels of exposure to opioids and reduce the likelihood of opioid misuse following an acute pain incident.