Source: CEPOP

This monthly call featured discussion of policy topics including state responses to the opioid epidemic, updates from the Centers for Medicare/Medicaid, and increasing access to medication-assisted treatment.

The CEPOP All-Participants Monthly Teleconference took place Monday, October 31st, from 3 – 4 p.m. ET.

Below is the agenda of the items covered and a downloadable copy of the agenda document.


I. Focus Topics

A. State Responses to the Opioid Epidemic
Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear

B. CMS Listening Session on Part D – CARA Section 704
Chris Bauer, Director, Division of Part D Policy, Center for Medicaid, CMS

C. Increasing Access to Medication-Assisted Treatment
Amy Zettle, Federal Affairs Director, and David Schwartz, Head of Global Policy, Cigna

D. CEPOP-USA Today Network Community Solutions Initiative
Elizabeth Nelson, Gannett

II. Advocacy

A. Take-Back Survey

B. Lame Duck Appropriations

C. ADF Policy (see attached letter and FDA Blog)

III. Organizational

A. Upcoming CEPOP Events

i. November: All-Participants Call (tentative: November 21st)

ii. December: In-Person Strategy Session (Washington, DC)

B. Participant News & Updates

Next All-Participants Call: Monday, November 21, 2016, 3:00pm – 4:00pm ET (tentative)