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The key to making Medicaid work for children is a framework that supports data sharing, clinical standards, and quality measures designed for children. Innovative solutions and streamlined care coordination models - not budget cuts - will achieve savings and improve care. 


Analysis or Summary
Key Section 1115 Medicaid Waivers
February 22, 2017

Section 1115 of the Social Security Act allows the Secretary of HHS to approve state Medicaid demonstration projects that waive statutory Medicaid ...

Analysis or Summary
Alabama Section 1115 State Waiver
February 22, 2017

Alabama will transition from its current fee-for-service (FFS) delivery system to statewide managed care through risk-bearing, provider-based ...

Analysis or Summary
2016 State Policy Trends Memo
February 20, 2017

During the summer and fall of 2016, CHA reached out to government relations professionals to inform our understanding of the state policy issues ...

Press Release
Bipartisan Bill, ACE Kids Act of 2017, Introduced to Improve Care for Children in Medicaid
February 17, 2017

Children’s hospitals support S. 428 to advance care for children with complex medical conditions in Medicaid.

Letter or Testimony
Overview of Governors' Medicaid Recommendations to Congress
February 10, 2017

The table summarizes governors’ Medicaid recommendations to House and Senate leadership.

Focusing the National Conversation on Children's Health
February 8, 2017

In 2017, protecting the nation's children will be critical.

Issue Brief
Make Medicaid Work for Children Issue Brief
February 6, 2017

The key to making Medicaid work for children is a framework that supports the sharing of data, clinical standards, and quality measures designed for ...

Fact Sheet
2017 State Medicaid Fact Sheets
February 3, 2017

State fact sheets that provide key data to demonstrate the importance of Medicaid to children, pediatricians and children's hospitals.

Press Release
Updated State Medicaid Fact Sheets by CHA and AAP
February 3, 2017

A new resource provides child-focused Medicaid funding and coverage details for each state.

Letter or Testimony
Template: opinion editorial to safeguard coverage for children
February 2, 2017

Submit an op-ed supporting Medicaid for kids and CHIP to a strategic publication.

Analysis or Summary
CHA Summary of Cassidy, Collins ACA Repeal/Replace Bill
February 2, 2017

CHA summary of the Patient Freedom Act of 2017, introduced on Jan. 23 by Sens. Bill Cassidy (R-LA) and Susan Collins (R-ME)

Analysis or Summary
Medicaid Managed Care Pass-through Payment Rule
January 19, 2017

CHA developed a summary of the proposed rule that would clarify requirements under the Medicaid managed care final rule’s pass through payment ...

Letter or Testimony
Allied Kids Groups Urge Governors to Protect Child Health
January 18, 2017

On Jan. 18, a group of organizations that promote child and maternal health sent a letter to the nation’s governors highlighting the importance of ...

Analysis or Summary
Emergency Preparedness Final Rule Summary
January 12, 2017

CHA developed a summary of the final rule released by CMS which would establish emergency preparedness requirements for providers as a condition of ...

Talking Points
Key Provisions of the Affordable Care Act for Children
January 10, 2017

The ACA includes important provisions to make children's health care more age-appropriate, affordable, accessible and timely.It is important that ...

Talking Points
Medicaid and CHIP: Essential Investments in Children
January 10, 2017

As Congress considers Medicaid and CHIP proposals, it is imperative that coverage and access for children are not jeopardized.

Association Joins Allied Partners in Urging Congress to Protect Children in Current Health Care Reform Debate
January 6, 2017

On Jan.3 the Association joined other national children’s advocacy groups in sending a letter to House and Senate leadership urging that lawmakers ...

Letter or Testimony
Partnership for Medicaid Sends Congress Letter on ACA
December 16, 2016

CHA joined the Partnership for Medicaid, a coalition of national organizations representing safety-net clinicians, providers and health plans, in ...

Presentation or Recording
Medicaid DSH Third Party Payment Webinar
December 7, 2016

Learn how your hospital is impacted by recent policy actions and how DSH determines uncompensated care costs for patients with another coverage ...

Press Release
Children's Hospitals Congratulate Trump Nominees Rep. Tom Price and Seema Verma
December 6, 2016

CHA welcomes the announcement of two new leadership selections within the Trump Administration: Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., and Seema Verma.

Talking Points
Medicaid is Vital to Children's Health
December 1, 2016

As Congress considers Medicaid proposals, it is imperative that any reforms protect a sustainable, viable Medicaid program for children.

2016 Election Results and the Future of Child Health Policy
November 17, 2016

The election will bring about changes for children’s health care in the United States.

Issue Brief
Advancing our Nation by Investing in Children’s Health Care: A Message to the New Administration
November 4, 2016

CHA recommended essential steps for the next administration to protect children's health and access to care.

Letter or Testimony
CHA Joins Advocates in Urging Congress to Act Soon on Important Health Care Extenders
November 3, 2016

CHA joined allied health organizations in sending a letter to Capitol Hill leaders urging Congress to act swiftly to extend funding for vital safety ...

Issue Brief
The Case for Investing in Child Health as a Matter of Our Nation's Security, Economy and Well-being
October 28, 2016

National experts foresee a nation at risk from worrisome trends in our children's health plus costs driven by an aging population.


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.