116th Congress Focuses on Integrative Health & Wellness
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The bipartisan Congressional Integrative Health and Wellness Caucus has been registered with two new co-chairs at the helm for the 116th Congress. Representative Judy Chu (CA-21st) will serve as the Democratic leader with Representative Jackie Walorski (IN-2nd) as the Republican leader, replacing former Caucus co-chairs Colorado Congressmen Polis and Coffman, respectively. Read More & Take Action Today!

37 State AGs tell insurance industry non-opioid pain treatment options are essential

The Attorneys General of 37 states have co-signed a letter to the private insurance company trade association AHIP, asking for coverage to ensure care providers can deliver non-drug, non-opioid treatment for pain management. IHPC strongly endorses in this Press Release. Click the headline above.

Non-Pharma Approaches to Pain & Wellbeing

MOVING BEYOND MEDICATIONS

A new campaign from IHPC and partners that recommends non-pharmacological approaches as first-line pain treatment. The Pocket Guide for primary care physicians and their patients shows the new therapeutic order.

Future of CMS Innovation Center? Make it Integrative

IHPC response to CMS RFI on CMMI: evidence on quality and cost effectiveness that aligns strongly with CMS' own Triple Aim goals for Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries and reducing the costs of care.

 



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