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.

COVID-19 Update: our resource hub for children’s hospitals tracks policy-related resources helpful to your work during the COVID-19 crisis.

 



Resources

Toolkit
COVID-19: Policy Resources for Children's Hospitals
April 9, 2021

This resource hub is designed to help you track policy-related resources helpful to your work during the COVID-19 crisis.

Fact Sheet
Health Care Coverage Sources for America's Children
April 1, 2021

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

Analysis or Summary
Congressional Relief Legislation and Children's Hospitals Requests in Response to COVID-19
April 1, 2021

Multiple packages for COVID-19 relief have passed to date. Read more about them here.

Analysis or Summary
COVID-19 Emergency Declaration Timeline
March 19, 2021

The COVID-19 public health emergency will likely be extended to the end of 2021.

Announcement or News
Letter to the Editor Flags COVID-19 Financial Impact to Children’s Hospitals
March 17, 2021

Children's hospitals have not recovered to pre-pandemic levels.

Press Release
Children's Hospitals' Statement on Enactment of the American Rescue Plan of 2021
March 11, 2021

Children's hospitals applaud the enactment of the American Rescue Plan, which contains numerous provisions benefitting the health and well-being of children and families.

Analysis or Summary
COVID-19 Provider Relief Fund Summary
March 5, 2021

A summary of the COVID-19 Provider Relief Fund, including allocated and disbursed funds.

Analysis or Summary
CMS Releases Guidance to States on Addressing Social Determinants of Health in Medicaid and CHIP
March 3, 2021

CMS released a letter to state health officials providing guidance under Medicaid and CHIP to address SDOH.

Analysis or Summary
Chart of Section 1135 Waivers for State Medicaid/CHIP COVID-19 Response
February 19, 2021

This chart summarizes approved state 1135 waivers of Medicaid and CHIP requirements and will be updated as CMS approves additional states' requests.

Analysis or Summary
Tennessee Approved to Implement First Medicaid Block Grant Waiver
January 29, 2021

CMS approved Tennessee's Section 1115 Medicaid waiver request.

Press Release
Children's Hospitals Congratulate President Biden, Vice President Harris
January 20, 2021

Children's hospitals extend best wishes to President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris and their team.

Analysis or Summary
Securing Updated and Necessary Statutory Evaluations Timely (SUNSET) Final Rule Summary
January 15, 2021

HHS released the SUNSET final rule.

Letter or Testimony
Children's Groups' Joint Comments on Annual Private Insurance Rule
January 6, 2021

Five national children's organizations joined with us in comments to CMS on the 2022 proposed Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters (NBPP).

Letter or Testimony
Children's Hospitals' Letter to Biden Transition Team
January 5, 2021

We responded to President-elect Biden's HHS transition team inquiry into immediate actions they could frame up for children.

Press Release
Children’s Hospitals Support Health-related Provisions in Omnibus
December 23, 2020

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.

Report
2020 State Child Health Policy Trends
December 18, 2020

Our 2020 State Child Health Policy Trends Overview was informed by responses from children’s hospital GRs in 35 states.

Analysis or Summary
CMS Releases CY 2021 PFS Final Rule
December 18, 2020

CMS released the CY 2021 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule final rule.

Analysis or Summary
CY 2021 Medicare OPPS Final Rule Summary
December 8, 2020

CMS released the CY 2021 Medicare OPPS final rule.

Letter or Testimony
Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs - Blueprint RFI Comment Letter
November 30, 2020

We submitted comments on HRSA's Blueprint RFI for children and youth with special health care needs.

Letter or Testimony
ACE Kids Act Federal Policy Recommendations
November 11, 2020

We have been working to inform CMS guidance on implementation of the ACE Kids Act.

Letter or Testimony
Children's Hospitals Ask Congress to Prioritize Children's Health in Lame-duck
November 9, 2020

Pediatric providers call on Congress to provide relief funding and avoid policy changes that undermine the pediatric health care system.

Report
RICH Data: Resource for Interactive Child Health (RICH) Data
November 5, 2020

Explore child health data at the state level to support your advocacy to state and federal policymakers.

Contacts

Medicaid 101

Medicaid 101

Learn why Medicaid is a critical investment in our kids.

More on COVID-19

Beyond public policy, COVID-19 is affecting every area of children’s hospitals’ work. Learn more about other important resources.

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.