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.

Resources

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The Impact of the President's FY 2018 Budget on Children's Hospitals
May 25, 2017

The president’s FY 2018 budget seeks to limit federal spending in order to balance the federal budget within ten years. Many provisions will impact ...

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Proposed Medicare IPPS Rule Summary and Request for Hospital Feedback
May 24, 2017

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released a proposed rule in the Federal Register that updates payment and policies related to ...

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Engaging Communities to Optimize Care Coordination
May 10, 2017

Drs. Jillian Baker and Rosemary Frasso share their experiences working on cross-disciplinary teams and in communities to help identify ways ...

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Florida Managed Medical Assistance Program
May 8, 2017

The waiver policy changes are consistent with the Association’s principles.

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Iowa Wellness Plan
May 8, 2017

The “Iowa Marketplace Choice” provides authority to Iowa to offer individuals in the new adult eligibility group premium assistance so these ...

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Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System
May 8, 2017

The state’s Medicaid program, the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS), is operated through this waiver entirely as a managed care ...

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California Medi-Cal 2020 (formerly, "Bridge to Reform")
May 8, 2017

California aims to unify the disproportionate share hospital and safety net care pool funding streams into a global payment system through the waiver.

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Healthy Indiana Plan 2.0
May 8, 2017

The Healthy Indiana Plan 2.0 (HIP 2.0) expands the current HIP demonstration to extend Medicaid coverage to all non-disabled adults ages 19-64 with ...

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Arkansas Works (formerly Arkansas Health Care Independence Program)
May 8, 2017

Under the demonstration, Arkansas will expand health care coverage to adults under 133 percent of the federal poverty level (FPL) by providing ...

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Arkansas' Tax Equity and Fiscal Responsibility Act (TEFRA-like)
May 8, 2017

Under the demonstration, Arkansas will expand health care coverage to adults under 133 percent of the federal poverty level (FPL) by providing ...

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Final Market Stabilization Rule Summary
May 5, 2017

CMS released the final Market Stabilization rule, which changes certain standards for Exchange plans as well as some requirements for plans in the ...

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American Health Care Act: Overview of Provisions Impacting Children
April 28, 2017

The American Health Care Act would convert Medicaid to a per capita cap system in 2020, limiting future federal funding to the states and risking ...

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AHCA Amendment Would Allow States to Waive Some Commercial Insurance Protections for Children
April 28, 2017

The MacArthur amendment would give states waivers of certain private insurance protections, including the essential health benefit (EHB) requirements ...

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Administrative Actions Chart
April 13, 2017

An overview of federal regulations and other administrative guidance of interest to children's hospitals.

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CHA Summary of Invisible High-Risk Pool Amendment to AHCA
April 13, 2017

CHA summary describes the pool structure to an approved amendment to the American Health Care Act (AHCA), which creates a federal invisible high-risk ...

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Value-based Care: Anchor of the New Health Care Landscape
April 11, 2017

To kickoff the 2017 Essentials in Population Health series, Dr. Nash explores how health care systems can position themselves for success in today’s ...

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Children’s Principles and the AHCA Chart
March 31, 2017

The grid shows the impact of the American Health Care Act on important national protections currently in place for children.

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Medicaid DSH Third Party Payment Final Rule
March 31, 2017

CHA developed a summary of the final rule.

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CHA Summary of ACA Market Stabilization Proposed Rule
February 24, 2017

On Feb. 17, CMS released a proposed rule intended to stabilize the private insurance market and ensure families continue to have private health ...

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The Essentials of Health Policy Sourcebook
February 24, 2017

This Alliance for Health Reform guide provides background info on key topics across the health care system including social determinants of health, ...

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Key Section 1115 Medicaid Waivers
February 22, 2017

Section 1115 of the Social Security Act allows the Secretary of HHS to approve state Medicaid demonstration projects that waive statutory Medicaid ...

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Alabama Section 1115 State Waiver
February 22, 2017

Alabama will transition from its current fee-for-service (FFS) delivery system to statewide managed care through risk-bearing, provider-based ...

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2016 State Policy Trends Memo
February 20, 2017

During the summer and fall of 2016, CHA reached out to government relations professionals to inform our understanding of the state policy issues ...

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CHA Summary of Cassidy, Collins ACA Repeal/Replace Bill
February 2, 2017

CHA summary of the Patient Freedom Act of 2017, introduced on Jan. 23 by Sens. Bill Cassidy (R-LA) and Susan Collins (R-ME)

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Communities in Action: Pathways to Health Equity
January 27, 2017

This report from the National Academies examines causes of health inequity in the US and outlines solutions for communities to advance health equity.