Analyses or Summaries

Summary of a report, legislation, regulation or measure, and analysis of what it means to children's health and children's hospitals.


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Draft Comments on Second Surprise Billing Rule
November 22, 2021

The administration issued the second of several anticipated rules related to the No Surprises Act.

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CMS Releases CY 2022 Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule Seeking to Expand Access to Tele-mental Health Services
August 20, 2021

We developed draft comments on the CY 2022 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule proposed rule.

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Key Section 1115 Medicaid Waivers
July 20, 2021

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.

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CHA Summary of Rule on Eligible Uses of State COVID Relief Funds
June 8, 2021

The Department of Treasury has released an interim final rule that delineates the eligible uses of the Coronavirus State Fiscal Recovery Fund.

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Children's Hospitals Submit Comments on Modifications to HIPAA Privacy Rule to Support Coordinated Care
April 30, 2021

We submitted comments on proposed modifications to the HIPAA Privacy Rule to support coordinated care.

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Congressional Relief Legislation and Children's Hospitals Requests in Response to COVID-19
April 1, 2021

Multiple packages for COVID-19 relief have passed to date. Read more about them here.

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COVID-19 Emergency Declaration Timeline
March 19, 2021

The COVID-19 public health emergency will likely be extended to the end of 2021.

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COVID-19 Provider Relief Fund Summary
March 5, 2021

A summary of the COVID-19 Provider Relief Fund, including allocated and disbursed funds.

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CMS Releases Guidance to States on Addressing Social Determinants of Health in Medicaid and CHIP
March 3, 2021

CMS released a letter to state health officials providing guidance under Medicaid and CHIP to address SDOH.

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Chart of Section 1135 Waivers for State Medicaid/CHIP COVID-19 Response
February 19, 2021

This chart summarizes approved state 1135 waivers of Medicaid and CHIP requirements and will be updated as CMS approves additional states' requests.

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Tennessee Approved to Implement First Medicaid Block Grant Waiver
January 29, 2021

CMS approved Tennessee's Section 1115 Medicaid waiver request.

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Securing Updated and Necessary Statutory Evaluations Timely (SUNSET) Final Rule Summary
January 15, 2021

HHS released the SUNSET final rule.

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CMS Releases CY 2021 PFS Final Rule
December 18, 2020

CMS released the CY 2021 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule final rule.

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CY 2021 Medicare OPPS Final Rule Summary
December 8, 2020

CMS released the CY 2021 Medicare OPPS final rule.

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Implications for Children of ACA Constitutionality Case
October 22, 2020

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the ACA's individual mandate and the entire law is unconstitutional.

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FY 2021 Medicare IPPS Final Rule Summary
September 17, 2020

CMS' released the FY 2021 Medicare Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) final rule.

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State Actions to Allow Patient Care Reengagement during the COVID-19 Crisis
August 28, 2020

This chart provides a general snapshot of state officials’ authorizations to permit health care providers to return to full patient care operations.

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Section 1557 Final Rule Summary Highlights Roll Back of Nondiscrimination Protections; Impact of Recent Court Actions
August 28, 2020

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.

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House Appropriations Committee Approves L-HHS Package
July 16, 2020

The House Appropriations Committee passed the Labor Health and Human Services and Education Subcommittee FY 2021 funding package.

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CHA Summary of Final Annual Rule for Private Insurers
July 1, 2020

We developed a summary of the final 2021 Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters.

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CHA Summary of Interoperability, Pediatric HIT, Information Blocking and Price Transparency Final Rules
June 19, 2020

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.

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White House FY 2021 Budget Request Highlights
February 14, 2020

CHA has summarized important sections of the president's FY 2021 budget for children's hospitals, including proposals for Medicaid and CHGME.

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Summary of Recent 340B Regulatory Developments
February 13, 2020

CHA developed a summary of federal regulatory activities related to the 340B program.

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Medicaid Fiscal Accountability Regulation Summary
January 31, 2020

CHA submitted comments to CMS on the Medicaid Fiscal Accountability Regulation.