Medicaid

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Photo: Christy Steadman, Niswonger Children’s Hospital; Johnson City, Tennessee

Medicaid covers millions of children across the U.S., providing them with the coverage and services they need to become healthy and productive adults. A strong Medicaid program is an important investment for children and the country.





Resources

Analysis or Summary
White House FY 2021 Budget Request Highlights
February 14, 2020

CHA has summarized important sections of the president's FY 2021 budget for children's hospitals, including proposals for Medicaid and CHGME.

Press Release
President’s Budget Risks Children’s Health
February 11, 2020

Children's hospitals call on Congress to instead strengthen our investment in children’s health.

Fact Sheet
Health Care Coverage Sources for America's Children
February 7, 2020

Children receive health care coverage through an array of programs that protects our nation's kids, and investment in that system remains critical.

Fact Sheet
Kids Rely on Medicaid
February 7, 2020

Medicaid helps our kids lead better lives and was designed with kids in mind.

Talking Points
MFAR Risks Children's Access to Care
February 5, 2020

Children's hospitals, along with a broad array of Medicaid stakeholders, urge CMS to withdraw MFAR.

Talking Points
Urge Congress to Pass Relief from Pending DSH Cuts and Address Third Party Payment Issue
January 31, 2020

Children's hospitals urge Congress to take further action to prevent the Medicaid DSH cuts from going into effect.

Talking Points
Solutions to Protect Patients from Surprise Bills Must Also Protect Children’s Health
January 31, 2020

The House Energy and Commerce Committee approved legislation to address surprise medical bills. Talking points on surprise billing are available.

Analysis or Summary
Medicaid Fiscal Accountability Regulation Summary
January 31, 2020

CHA submitted comments to CMS on the Medicaid Fiscal Accountability Regulation.

Press Release
Children's Hospitals Call on CMS to Withdraw Block Grant Guidance to States
January 30, 2020

Children's hospitals call on CMS to withdraw Medicaid block grant guidance to states.

Analysis or Summary
Administrative Actions Chart
January 30, 2020

An overview of federal regulations and other administrative guidance of interest to children's hospitals.

Article
Children's Hospitals Enter 2020 With Renewed Focus on Priorities
January 30, 2020

A new year presents new opportunities.

Letter or Testimony
CHA Comments on Proposed Changes to TRICARE Reimbursement Methodology for Children's Hospitals
January 29, 2020

CHA submitted a comment letter to the DoD on proposed changes to the TRICARE reimbursement methodology.

Analysis or Summary
2019 State Child Health Policy Trends
January 10, 2020

This CHA report provides an analysis of state child health policy trends identified through calls with GRs and state children's hospital associations.

Letter or Testimony
CHA Supports The Social Determinants Accelerator Act
January 10, 2020

CHA joined a group letter to the House E&C Committee encouraging movement on the Social Determinants Accelerator Act.

Analysis or Summary
CY 2020 Medicare OPPS Final Rule
December 31, 2019

CMS released the CY 2020 Medicare Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System final rule.

Analysis or Summary
CHA Submits Comments on Tennessee Block Grant Proposal
December 30, 2019

CHA submitted comments to CMS on the Tennessee Block Grant proposal.

Press Release
Enacted Spending Deal Recognizes Children’s Health
December 20, 2019

The recent spending deal delays Medicaid DSH cuts and funds CHGME.

Analysis or Summary
Implications for Children of ACA Constitutionality Case
December 20, 2019

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the ACA's individual mandate and the entire law is unconstitutional.

Letter or Testimony
Letter of Support for Bipartisan Action on Medicaid DSH
December 16, 2019

CHA sent a letter to House and Senate leaders asking them to eliminate cuts to DSH in 2020 and 2021.

Press Release
Children’s Hospitals Support Bipartisan Congressional Action to Provide Relief from Medicaid Payments Cuts
December 12, 2019

CHA thanks Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, and Ranking Member Ron Wyden, D-Ore., for proposals to provide relief from Medicaid DSH cuts.

Analysis or Summary
Hospital Negotiated Rates Disclosure Final Rule Summary
December 6, 2019

CMS released the Price Transparency Requirements proposed rule on Nov. 15.

Press Release
Hospital Groups File Lawsuit Over Illegal Rule Mandating Public Disclosure of Individually Negotiated Rates
December 4, 2019

Today, four national organizations sued the federal government, challenging last month’s contract disclosure rule from CMS.

Analysis or Summary
CY 2020 Physician Fee Schedule Final Rule Summary
December 2, 2019

CMS released the CY 2020 Physician Fee Schedule final rule that outlines annual updates to the Schedule and Quality Payment Program.

Analysis or Summary
Medicaid Disproportionate Share Hospital Cuts Methodology
November 25, 2019

CMS released a final rule to implement statutorily required DSH state allotment reductions that are scheduled to begin in FY 2020.

Analysis or Summary
HHS proposes overhaul of Stark Law and Anti-Kickback Statute regulations
November 14, 2019

HHS released two proposed rules revising the Stark Law and Anti-Kickback Statute regulations.

Contacts

Policy Update Calls

Members receive the latest updates and suggest ways to best influence policy issues that impact children's health and children's hospitals in a weekly conference call.