Washington Update

This weekly publication provides member hospitals with important news on federal legislative affairs and regulatory actions.

Recent Issues

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Washington Update - March 24
March 24, 2017

Advocates are asked to email their U.S. House representative in opposition to the AHCA and the bill’s potential impact on children with Medicaid.

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Washington Update - March 17, 2017
March 17, 2017

On March 16, Mark Wietecha, president and CEO of CHA, was a featured speaker at CQ Roll Call Live’s Health Care Decoded event.

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Washington Update - March 10, 2017
March 10, 2017

CHA expresses serious concerns about the American Health Care Act and asks contact lawmakers to voice our concern and disappointment that the current ...

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Washington Update - March 3, 2017
March 3, 2017

The Center for Medicaid and Medicare Innovation (CMMI) is exploring the development of a new pediatric health care payment and service delivery ...

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Washington Update - February 24
February 24, 2017

The Children’s Hospital Association won “Non-Profit Grassroots Organization of the Year” at the 2017 Reed Awards for its Speak Now for Kids campaign.

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Washington Update - February 17, 2017
February 17, 2017

On Thursday, House Republican leadership briefed caucus members on the outline of a potential plan to reform Medicaid in connection with efforts to ...

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Washington Update - February 10, 2017
February 10, 2017

As the health care debate continues, the unique needs of children must not be forgotten. New resources with compelling visuals have been added to the ...

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Washington Update - February 3, 2017
February 3, 2017

A CHA summary of the Patient Freedom Act of 2017, introduced on Jan. 23 by Sens. Bill Cassidy, R-La., and Susan Collins, R-Maine, highlights ...

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Washington Update - January 27, 2017
January 27, 2017

On Jan. 25, allied children’s organizations met with senior staff of the National Governors Association (NGA) to discuss the importance of protecting ...

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Washington Update - January 20, 2017
January 20, 2017

In advance of the Senate Finance Committee round-table with Republican governors, CHA spearheaded a joint letter to governors' groups highlighting ...

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Washington Update - January 13, 2017
January 13, 2017

After several days of debate, the Senate passed the FY 2017 budget resolution early Thursday. The budget resolution serves primarily as a vehicle to ...

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Washington Update - January 6, 2017
January 6, 2017

As the 115th Congress begins, the CHA and allied organizations continue pressing Congress to prioritize child health.

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Washington Update - December 23, 2016
December 23, 2016

CHA urges hospitals to contact their governors and state officials with these key messages to help them respond to recent House and Senate letters ...

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Washington Update - December 16, 2016
December 16, 2016

The Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC) voted on recommendations that funding for CHIP should be extended for five years to ...

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Washington Update - December 9, 2016
December 9, 2016

CHA was elected by coalition members to serve as the first co-chair of the Partnership for Medicaid, a coalition of national organizations ...

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Washington Update - November 18, 2016
November 18, 2016

Through the efforts of your hospitals, Speak Now for Kids, and allied organizations, individual members of Congress and congressional leaders were ...

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Washington Update - November 11, 2016
November 11, 2016

Children’s hospitals, allied organizations and CHA will execute a grassroots campaign demonstrating a groundswell of nationwide stakeholder support ...

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Washington Update - November 4, 2016
November 4, 2016

CHA joined allied health organizations in sending a letter to Capitol Hill leaders urging Congress to act swiftly to extend funding for vital safety ...

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Washington Update - October 28, 2016
October 28, 2016

The Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC) continued its discussion on potential CHIP recommendations. Commissioners maintained ...

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Washington Update - October 21, 2016
October 21, 2016

CMS released the final Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) rule.

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Washington Update - October 14, 2016
October 14, 2016

Hospitals are encouraged to engage their members of Congress on the ACE Kids Act, and the Modern Medicaid Alliance group launches.

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Washington Update - October 6, 2016
October 6, 2016

CMS announces awards to improve hospital safety and to test and implement pediatric quality measures.

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Washington Update - September 30, 2016
September 30, 2016

While Congress is gone until after the election, lawmakers will return to Washington in November for a “lame duck session” expected to last at least ...

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Washington Update - September 23, 2016
September 23, 2016

H.R. 546, the Advancing Care for Exceptional Kids Act of 2015 (ACE Kids Act), has 220 bipartisan cosponsors!

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Washington Update - September 16, 2016
September 16, 2016

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