Medicaid

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Photo: John Maniaci, American Family Children’s Hospital, Madison, Wisconsin

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

Issue Brief
Section 1332 State Innovation Waiver Guidance
February 14, 2019

Section 1332 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) allows states to seek a waiver of key coverage provisions in the law and to experiment with different health coverage models.

Issue Brief
Kids Rely on Medicaid
February 14, 2019

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

Talking Points
Delay the Medicaid DSH Cuts
February 4, 2019

Children's hospitals ask Congress to delay the Medicaid DSH cuts that became effective Oct. 1, 2019.

Analysis or Summary
2018 State Child Health Policy Trends
February 1, 2019

The complete analysis of the state child health policy trends identified through these calls is available in this new CHA report.

Article
Commentary: Preserve and Improve Medicaid for All Children
February 1, 2019

Children's hospitals must work to continue to protect this essential health care program.

Analysis or Summary
Key Section 1115 Medicaid Waivers
January 29, 2019

State-by-state summaries of waivers for statuatory Medicaid requirements as allowed by Section 1115 of the Social Security Act and approval of the Secretary of HHS.

Analysis or Summary
2019 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule
January 23, 2019

We have provided a summary that highlights parts of the 2019 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Proposed rule with potential implications for children’s hospitals.

Report
Sharing Data, Saving Lives: The Hospital Agenda for Interoperability
January 22, 2019

The Children’s Hospital Association joined with other leading hospital associations to release a report that sets forth a national agenda for improving interoperability among health information technology (IT) systems.

Analysis or Summary
Medicaid Managed Care Proposed Rule
January 15, 2019

CMS released a proposed rule that makes changes to the 2016 Medicaid managed care final rule.

Analysis or Summary
Medicaid DSH Third Party Payment Policy
January 9, 2019

CHA developed a summary of the final rule.

Analysis or Summary
State Medicaid Director Letter on Innovative Service Delivery Systems for Adults With SMI and Children With SED
December 19, 2018

CHA summary regarding a State Medicaid Director Letter that outlines opportunities to design innovative service delivery systems for adults with a serious mental illness (SMI) and children with a serious emotional disturbance (SED).

Letter or Testimony
Summary on Public Charge Proposed Rule
December 14, 2018

The proposed rule would be problematic for children since it does not recognize the importance of Medicaid and CHIP in the coverage landscape for children, particularly those with chronic or complex conditions who qualify based on medical need.

Analysis or Summary
CHA Summary of Report to President on Policy Changes to Promote Health Care Competition
December 11, 2018

Departments of Health and Human Services, Treasury and Labor released a report to the president, which makes a series of recommendations for federal and/or state policy changes to expand choice and competition in the public and private health care sectors.

Analysis or Summary
CY 2019 Medicare OPPS Final Rule Summary
November 30, 2018

CHA has prepared a summary of the CY 2019 Medicare OPPS Final Rule.

Analysis or Summary
Conditions of Participation Burden Reduction Rule
November 26, 2018

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published a proposed rule intended to make changes to requirements hospitals must meet in order to participate in the Medicare and Medicaid programs that CMS asserts will reduce regulatory burden on hospitals.

Article
Military-Connected Kids and Medicaid: Ensuring Military Readiness
November 21, 2018

New report shows children of active duty military members and veterans rely on Medicaid.

Report
America's Military Readiness and the Essential Role of Medicaid
November 15, 2018

A new report details why Medicaid is crucial for 3.6 million military-connected children.

Press Release
New Report Highlights Why Medicaid is Critical to America's Military Readiness
November 15, 2018

A coalition of military family and health advocacy groups released a new report highlighting the crucial role Medicaid plays for millions of military children.

Article
How Hospitals Create Partnerships with the Families of Children with Complex Medical Conditions
October 23, 2018

How children's hospitals are improving care for children with medical complexity and reducing health care spending.

Letter or Testimony
Hospital Associations' Joint Letter to HHS on Interoperability Conditions of Participation
October 18, 2018

CHA and six allied hospital associations sent a letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar expressing strong concerns with the administration’s possible addition of interoperability requirements in the Medicare and Medicaid Conditions of Participation (CoPs).

Toolkit
Government Relations Toolkit
October 9, 2018

CHA members can view and print the latest materials for outreach to federal and state lawmakers.

Fact Sheet
Health Care Coverage Sources for America’s Children
October 3, 2018

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

Press Release
Children's Hospitals Oppose Rule Risking Children's Access to Health Care
September 24, 2018

Administration releases proposed rule risking access to health care for many children by counting the use of Medicaid against children who are seeking to obtain a visa or green card.

Letter or Testimony
Accelerating Kids Access to Care Act CHA Support Letter
September 19, 2018

CHA sent a letter of support for the Accelerating Kids' Access to Care Act (S. 2415/H.R. 6524), which will create a national Medicaid enrollment pathway to help alleviate the administrative burden on providers and ensure that children are able to receive out-of-state care.

Analysis or Summary
FY 2019 Medicare IPPS Rule Summary and Comment Letter
September 18, 2018

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released its FY 2019 Medicare Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) and Long-Term Acute Care Hospital Prospective Payment System (LTCH PPS) proposed rule.

Contacts

Toolkit

The Capitol building.

Government Relations Toolkit
CHA members can view and print the latest materials for outreach to federal and state lawmakers.

Upcoming Events

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.