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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Calendar Year 2018 Updates to MACRA Quality Payment Program Rule Summary
July 21, 2017

CMS released a Medicare proposed rule that updates the Quality Payment Program (previously referred to as MACRA) for Year 2.

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BCRA/AHCA Comparison with Current Law
July 7, 2017

CHA has developed a chart comparing the House and Senate ACA repeal legislation with current law.

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Kansas’ KanCare Waiver
June 30, 2017

The waiver essentially expands managed care to most Medicaid state plan populations with physical, behavioral health care needs, as well as those ...

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Flint, Michigan Section 1115 Demonstration
June 30, 2017

The state of Michigan is modifying current Medicaid eligibility requirements to provide coverage to individuals with household income up to and ...

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Vermont Global Commitment to Health Waiver
June 30, 2017

Through a demonstration extension, Vermont will establish a Medicaid Accountable Care Organization (ACO) payment and delivery model.

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California Medi-Cal 2020 (formerly, "Bridge to Reform")
June 30, 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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Texas Healthcare Transformation and Quality Improvement Program
June 30, 2017

This demonstration has two main purposes: to expand the existing Medicaid managed care programs statewide and to establish two funding pools that ...

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What Matters to Me
June 28, 2017

Patient families are strongly encouraged to participate in our national social media campaign, What Matters to Me.

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Key Provisions in the BCRA that Impact Children's Coverage
June 28, 2017

This CHA factsheet provides a brief overview of the Senate’s Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA) provisions with implications for children’s ...

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MACPAC 2017 Reports to Congress
June 28, 2017

CHA developed a summary of MACPAC’s 2017 Report to Congress, which addresses issues such as the future of CHIP and disproportionate share hospital ...

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Better Care Reconciliation Act Bill Summary
June 23, 2017

CHA developed a summary of the relevant provisions in the discussion draft related to children’s health for the The Better Care Reconciliation Act of ...

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Overall Health Means Integrating Mental Health and Behavioral Health
June 21, 2017

Dr. Rahil D. Briggs PsyD shares her experiences in developing one of the most comprehensive integrated pediatric behavioral health systems in the ...

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Summary of Request for Information on Regulatory Relief/Consumer Choice
June 16, 2017

CMS seeks input on ways to create a more patient-centered health care system and stabilize health insurance markets.

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Medicare IPPS Rule Summary and Comment Letter
June 13, 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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American Health Care Act: Provisions Impacting Children
June 1, 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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Medicaid, Children's Health Insurance Program and Exchanges: Final Rule Summaries, Parts I and II
May 31, 2017

On July 15, 2013, CMS published the final rule implementing provisions of the ACA affecting Medicaid, CHIP and the Exchanges.

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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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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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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 ...