Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain LIFE Spring 2015, Issue 11 - Page 22

NATIONAL PAIN STRATEGY A Comprehensive Population Health Level Strategy for Pain by Jan Favero Chambers In 2009, the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee voted unanimously to include the National Pain Care Policy Act 2009 (S660) into the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (ACA). The key provisions included: • Mandating an Institute of Medicine conference on p