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.
COVID-19 Update: our resource hub for children’s hospitals tracks policy-related resources helpful to your work during the COVID-19 crisis.
Explore child health data at the state level to support your advocacy to state and federal policymakers.
Children's hospitals extend best wishes to President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris and their team.
This resource hub is designed to help you track policy-related resources helpful to your work during the COVID-19 crisis.
HHS released the SUNSET final rule.
President Trump issued a national emergency declaration that allows HHS to declare a public health emergency.
We submitted comments to CMS on a proposed rule to streamline prior authorizations through electronic data exchange.
Five national children's organizations joined with us in comments to CMS on the 2022 proposed Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters (NBPP).
We responded to President-elect Biden's HHS transition team inquiry into immediate actions they could frame up for children.
Three congressional packages and one supplemental for COVID-19 relief have passed to date. Read more about them here.
We submitted comment letters on two RFIs on innovative best practices in response to COVID-19.
Children's hospitals support the health-related provisions in the COVID-19 relief package and call for a focus on children's mental health in the next Congress.
This chart summarizes approved state 1135 waivers of Medicaid and CHIP requirements and will be updated as CMS approves additional states' requests.
Our 2020 State Child Health Policy Trends Overview was informed by responses from children’s hospital GRs in 35 states.
CMS released the CY 2021 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule final rule.
CMS released the CY 2021 Medicare OPPS final rule.
We submitted comments on HRSA's Blueprint RFI for children and youth with special health care needs.
We have been working to inform CMS guidance on implementation of the ACE Kids Act.
Pediatric providers call on Congress to provide relief funding and avoid policy changes that undermine the pediatric health care system.
Lawmakers sent letters to congressional leadership and HHS asking that additional funding and resources be allotted to children's hospitals during COVID-19.
Children's hospitals urge Congress to prevent Medicaid DSH cuts from going into effect and enact the MACPAC recommendation on third-party payment.
The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the ACA's individual mandate and the entire law is unconstitutional.
CMS released a State Medicaid Director letter on advancing value-based care with an emphasis on Medicaid populations.
Senators and members of Congress are encouraged to co-sponsor S. 4717/H.R. 5900, the Accelerating Kids' Access to Care Act..
Children's hospitals applaud the introduction of the Accelerating Kids' Access to Care Act in the Senate.
CMS' released the FY 2021 Medicare Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) final rule.
Learn why Medicaid is a critical investment in our kids.
Beyond public policy, COVID-19 is affecting every area of children’s hospitals’ work. Learn more about other important resources.
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.
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