On Friday, June 22, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 6, the Substance Use-Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment (SUPPORT) for Patients and Communities Act, by a sweeping vote of 396-14. This final legislative package combines 58 bills, passed earlier this month, and includes a wide variety of provisions to expand access to opioid use disorder prevention, treatment and recovery services, including streamlined Medicaid coverage, increasing the number of providers that are eligible to prescribe buprenorphine as part of medication-assisted treatment (MAT), and Medicare incentives for health centers to expand the use of MAT. Stay tuned for a NACHC blog post outlining key provisions for health centers, and in the meantime you can read more about this legislative opioid package, here.