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.
Explore child health data at the state level to support your advocacy to state and federal policymakers.
This resource hub is designed to help you track policy-related resources helpful to your work during the COVID-19 crisis.
Children receive health care coverage through an array of programs that protects our nation's kids, and investment in that system remains critical.
Multiple packages for COVID-19 relief have passed to date. Read more about them here.
The COVID-19 public health emergency will likely be extended to the end of 2021.
Children's hospitals have not recovered to pre-pandemic levels.
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.
A summary of the COVID-19 Provider Relief Fund, including allocated and disbursed funds.
CMS released a letter to state health officials providing guidance under Medicaid and CHIP to address SDOH.
Ask Congress to support children and children's hospitals during this time of crisis.
This chart summarizes approved state 1135 waivers of Medicaid and CHIP requirements and will be updated as CMS approves additional states' requests.
CMS approved Tennessee's Section 1115 Medicaid waiver request.
Children's hospitals extend best wishes to President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris and their team.
HHS released the SUNSET final rule.
We submitted comments to CMS on a proposed rule to streamline prior authorizations through electronic data exchange.
Five national children's organizations joined with us in comments to CMS on the 2022 proposed Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters (NBPP).
We responded to President-elect Biden's HHS transition team inquiry into immediate actions they could frame up for children.
We submitted comment letters on two RFIs on innovative best practices in response to COVID-19.
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.
Our 2020 State Child Health Policy Trends Overview was informed by responses from children’s hospital GRs in 35 states.
CMS released the CY 2021 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule final rule.
CMS released the CY 2021 Medicare OPPS final rule.
We submitted comments on HRSA's Blueprint RFI for children and youth with special health care needs.
We have been working to inform CMS guidance on implementation of the ACE Kids Act.
Pediatric providers call on Congress to provide relief funding and avoid policy changes that undermine the pediatric health care system.
Learn why Medicaid is a critical investment in our kids.
Beyond public policy, COVID-19 is affecting every area of children’s hospitals’ work. Learn more about other important resources.
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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