A group of member hospitals CEOs and GRs joined us in a meeting with Biden transition team in December 2020. In the meeting, we covered immediate priority issues, including the importance of Medicaid for children and children's hospitals, the need for federal support to address the mental, emotional and behavioral health needs of children, and the importance of continued relief to sustain children's hospitals.
The HHS transition team inquired into any immediate actions they might frame up for children and we responded to their inquiry this week. These requests are consistent with our ongoing priorities to continue the emergency disaster response support for Medicaid and our national pediatric provider capacity. We will follow up formally with the new HHS team after their appointments are in place and we've more fully organized our 2021 and longer-term objectives.
CHA contact: Aimee Ossman