• Letter or Testimony
  • March 11, 2020

CHA Endorses Kids' Access to Primary Care Act of 2020

On March 9, we joined allied kids groups in endorsing the Kids' Access to Primary Care Act of 2020. This bill, led by Reps. Kim Schrier, D-Wash., and Brian Fitzpatrick, R-Pa., seeks to align Medicaid reimbursement rates with Medicare payments. Additional highlights of the bill are below:

  • Align Medicaid reimbursement rates with Medicare payments 
  • Expand eligibility for payment rate increases to OB/GYNs, nurse-midwives, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and pediatric subspecialists 
  • Expand necessary and critical services such as diagnostic screenings, well-child visits and other preventative best practices that will help families avoid serious medical issues and costly trips to the emergency room
  • Track the results of these efforts by studying changes in Medicaid enrollment and the types and rates of services provided

CHA contact: Amanda Major