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.
We have launched a national campaign highlighting the 'perfect storm' of COVID, RSV, mental health issues and staffing challenges that children's hospitals are facing.
We developed draft comments on the CY 2022 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule proposed rule.
CMS issued the FY 2022 Medicare IPPS final rule.
This resource hub is designed to help you track policy-related resources helpful to your work during the COVID-19 crisis.
We joined children's groups on responses to a public health insurance option RFI.
We have launched a project with the goal of informing the supplemental payments reporting system developed and implemented by CMS.
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.
An overview of four regulatory and legislative vehicles that establish discrete hospital and/or payer price disclosure requirements.
Ask your lawmakers to co-sponsor S. 1544/H.R. 3089, the Accelerating Kids' Access to Care Act of 2021.
Children's hospitals applaud the reintroduction of the bipartisan Accelerating Kids' Access to Care Act.
As we build foundations for our future, we look back on what we’ve built and learned together.
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).
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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