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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.


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 ...

Analysis or Summary
ACE Kids Act: Provision Changes to Date
October 11, 2018

The ACE Kids Act of 2017 would improve the delivery of care for children with medical complexity in Medicaid.

Letter or Testimony
Summary on Public Charge Proposed Rule
October 11, 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 ...

Government Relations Toolkit
October 9, 2018

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

Analysis or Summary
Key Section 1115 Medicaid Waivers
October 8, 2018

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

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.

Analysis or Summary
Conditions of Participation Burden Reduction Rule
September 28, 2018

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published a proposed rule intended to make changes to requirements hospitals must meet in order ...

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 ...

Analysis or Summary
CY 2019 Medicare OPPS Proposed Rule Summary
September 24, 2018

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

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 ...

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 ...

Analysis or Summary
2019 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule
September 14, 2018

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

Letter or Testimony
Physician Self-referral Law or "Stark Law"
August 30, 2018

CHA seeks input from member hospitals on draft comment letter in response to Stark Law RFI.

Policy Position
Section 1115 Medicaid Waiver Principles
August 29, 2018

CHA believes waivers should maintain appropriate, affordable coverage for children while fostering innovation and improving quality.

Analysis or Summary
Administration's Drug Price Blueprint and Request for Information
July 17, 2018

CHA prepared a high-level summary of the Blueprint to lower drug prices and reduce out-of-pocket costs. Member hospitals are encouraged to review it ...

Implications of adult network adequacy standards on children’s access to pediatric specialty care
July 16, 2018

CHA is examining the distribution of pediatric health care services, care delivery, and pediatric care utilization to help inform policy decisions ...

Analysis or Summary
Administrative Actions Chart
June 19, 2018

An overview of federal regulations and other administrative guidance of interest to children's hospitals.

Talking Points
Prioritize Kids' Health: Safeguard Medicaid
June 15, 2018

Congress must safeguard Medicaid for the children who depend on it to lead healthy, productive lives.

Talking Points
Co-sponsor the Accelerating Kids' Access to Care Act (S. 2415)
June 15, 2018

Senators are encouraged to co-sponsor S. 2415, The Accelerating Kids' Access to Care Act.

Analysis or Summary
Medicaid Access Regulation – 2018
May 23, 2018

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released a proposed rule to modify requirements to ensure Medicaid payment rates.

Analysis or Summary
MACPAC Reports to Congress
April 9, 2018

The Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC) releases reports to Congress in March and June each year on different aspects of ...

Analysis or Summary
White House FY 2019 Budget Request Highlights
February 15, 2018

CHA has summarized important sections of the president's FY 2019 budget for children's hospitals, including proposals for Medicaid and CHGME.

Press Release
Bipartisan Funding Bill Supports Children's Health
February 9, 2018

Children's hospitals encourage Congress to continue recognizing our national priority to invest in children’s health.

Analysis or Summary
2017 State Child Health Policy Trends
January 19, 2018

CHA's Policy Analysis team reached out to government relations professionals to inform our understanding of the state policy issues impacting ...



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

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.