Over the course of the last year, the administration has issued several rules allowing the sale of health plans that may not cover services children need, give plans and states more flexibility to define essential health benefits, and reduce network adequacy requirements for Exchange plans. These changes could result in children not having access to—or paying more for—needed services. Separately, a Texas court ruled the entire Affordable Care Act unconstitutional as a result of the repeal of the individual mandate penalty.
COVID-19 Update: our resource hub for children’s hospitals tracks policy-related resources helpful to your work during the COVID-19 crisis.
We joined with allied children's groups and the Habilitation Coalition on letters that express support for key policy changes included in a proposed rule governing Exchange plans.
An IFR was released that implements certain provisions of the No Surprises Act.
An overview of four regulatory and legislative vehicles that establish discrete hospital and/or payer price disclosure requirements.
We sent a letter to HHS and the Labor and Treasury departments with high-level recommendations for their consideration as they draft regulations to implement the No Surprises Act.
The HAB Coalition sent a letter and technical assistance toolkit to every state insurance commissioner.
We signed on to a letter introducing the Habilitation Coalition to HHS.
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.
We joined a letter urging Congress to include additional COBRA funding support in the next COVID-19 relief package.
An easy-to-read guide of insurance market reforms under the ACA that are important for children and their families.
We developed a summary on a final rule that imposes new cost and price transparency requirements on commercial insurers.
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).
Our 2020 State Child Health Policy Trends Overview was informed by responses from children’s hospital GRs in 35 states.
The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the ACA's individual mandate and the entire law is unconstitutional.
This chart provides a general snapshot of state officials’ authorizations to permit health care providers to return to full patient care operations.
HHS released a final rule to roll back key aspects of a former rule that implemented the ACA's non-discrimination provisions, known as Section 1557.
We sent a letter to congressional leadership reiterating support for protecting patients from surprise bills.
We developed a summary of the final 2021 Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters.
CHA developed a summary of proposed rules to implement provisions in the 21st Century Cures Act related to interoperability, electronic health records (EHR) certification, and information blocking.
CHA submitted a comment letter to the DoD on proposed changes to the TRICARE reimbursement methodology.
This CHA report provides an analysis of state child health policy trends identified through calls with GRs and state children's hospital associations.
CMS released the Price Transparency Requirements proposed rule on Nov. 15.
The House Energy and Commerce Oversight Subcommittee held a hearing examining actions on health insurance coverage under the Trump Administration.
Alston & Bird prepared a backgrounder on medical deferred action status.
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