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.
Learn why Medicaid is a critical investment in our kids.
Children's hospitals urge Congress to prevent Medicaid DSH cuts from going into effect and enact the MACPAC recommendation on third-party payment.
This resource hub is designed to help you track policy-related resources helpful to your work during the COVID-19 crisis.
Three congressional packages and one supplemental for COVID-19 relief have passed to date. Read more about them here.
The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the ACA's individual mandate and the entire law is unconstitutional.
President Trump issued a national emergency declaration that allows HHS to declare a public health emergency.
This chart summarizes approved state 1135 waivers of Medicaid and CHIP requirements and will be updated as CMS approves additional states' requests.
CMS released a State Medicaid Director letter on advancing value-based care with an emphasis on Medicaid populations.
We submitted comments to CMS on the CY 2021 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule proposed rule.
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.
This chart provides a general snapshot of state officials’ authorizations to permit health care providers to return to full patient care operations.
HHS released a final rule to roll back key aspects of a former rule that implemented the ACA's non-discrimination provisions, known as Section 1557.
Mitigating the financial impact of COVID-19 on children's hospitals and the pediatric health care system for our nation's children is critical.
CMS released the CY 2021 Medicare OPPS proposed rule.
Children’s hospitals thank the administration and Congress for broadening their recognition of the pandemic’s impact on children and its financial impact on children’s hospitals.
Children's hospitals ask Congress to provide COVID-19 relief funding to children's hospitals and block cuts and changes to Medicaid that could harm children's health care.
We have been working to inform CMS guidance on implementation of the ACE Kids Act.
Lawmakers sent letters to congressional leadership and HHS asking that additional funding and resources be allotted to children's hospitals during COVID-19.
CHA developed a summary of proposed rules to implement provisions in the 21st Century Cures Act related to interoperability, electronic health records (EHR) certification, and information blocking.
Children's hospitals ask the Administration and HHS to provide immediate COVID-19 financial relief.
CHA releases pediatric guidance informing local coordinator of hospital beds, staff and supplies for COVID-19 patients.
We submitted a letter in response to the Senate Finance Committee's RFI on maternal mortality and morbidity.
Children's hospitals thank Congress for crucial funding during the COVID-19 public health emergency.
We submitted a response to the RFI on coordinating care from out-of-state providers for children with medically complex conditions.
Beyond public policy, COVID-19 is affecting every area of children’s hospitals’ work. Learn more about other important resources.
Federal action is needed to support children’s hospitals during the COVID-19 pandemic. Urge your lawmakers to take action now.
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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