image alt text
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.



COVID-19: Policy Resources for Children's Hospitals
June 11, 2021

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

Presentation or Recording
Supplemental Payments Reporting Requirements Project
June 10, 2021

We have launched a project with the goal of informing the supplemental payments reporting system developed and implemented by CMS.

Talking Points
Co-sponsor the Accelerating Kids' Access to Care Act
May 21, 2021

Ask your lawmakers to co-sponsor S. 1544/H.R. 3089, the Accelerating Kids' Access to Care Act of 2021.

Press Release
Children's Hospitals Praise Introduction of Bipartisan Accelerating Kids' Access to Care Act
May 14, 2021

Children's hospitals applaud the reintroduction of the bipartisan Accelerating Kids' Access to Care Act.

Looking Back on 10 Years of CHA
April 28, 2021

As we build foundations for our future, we look back on what we’ve built and learned together.

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.

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.


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.