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

Analysis or Summary
2019 State Child Health Policy Trends
January 10, 2020

This CHA report provides an analysis of state child health policy trends identified through calls with GRs and state children's hospital associations.

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The Roadmap to Improved Care for Children with Medical Complexity
December 31, 2019

David Bergman, M.D., Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford, helped create and test a plan to efficiently meet the needs of children with medical complexity and their families.

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CY 2020 Medicare OPPS Final Rule
December 31, 2019

CMS released the CY 2020 Medicare Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System final rule.

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CHA Submits Comments on Tennessee Block Grant Proposal
December 30, 2019

CHA submitted comments to CMS on the Tennessee Block Grant proposal.

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Medicaid Fiscal Accountability Regulation Summary
December 30, 2019

Please provide comments on CMS' proposed rule, "Medicaid Fiscal Accountability Regulation," which includes requirements on how states generate their non-federal Medicaid funding.

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Implications for Children of ACA Constitutionality Case
December 20, 2019

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

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Cures 2.0: CHA Letter Responding to RFI
December 18, 2019

CHA submitted comments to the request for information on a Cures 2.0 package.

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Hospital Negotiated Rates Disclosure Final Rule Summary
December 6, 2019

CMS released the Price Transparency Requirements proposed rule on Nov. 15.

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CY 2020 Physician Fee Schedule Final Rule Summary
December 2, 2019

CMS released the CY 2020 Physician Fee Schedule final rule that outlines annual updates to the Schedule and Quality Payment Program.

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CMS announces plan to collect 340B drug acquisition price information
December 2, 2019

CMS announced a proposed hospital survey for specified covered outpatient drugs.

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Medicaid Disproportionate Share Hospital Cuts Methodology
November 25, 2019

CMS released a final rule to implement statutorily required DSH state allotment reductions that are scheduled to begin in FY 2020.

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HHS proposes overhaul of Stark Law and Anti-Kickback Statute regulations
November 14, 2019

HHS released two proposed rules revising the Stark Law and Anti-Kickback Statute regulations.

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Medicaid Throwdown Leadership Summary
November 11, 2019

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House E&C Subcommittee holds oversight hearing on CMS’ health care actions
October 24, 2019

The House Energy and Commerce Oversight Subcommittee held a hearing examining actions on health insurance coverage under the Trump Administration.

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Omnibus Burden Reduction (Conditions of Participation) Final Rule Summary
October 17, 2019

CMS released the Omnibus Burden Reduction final rule.

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CMS issues hospital discharge planning final rule
October 10, 2019

CMS released the Discharge Planning for Hospitals final rule.

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Medicaid Access Rule Rescission – CHA Summary and Comment Letter
September 16, 2019

CMS released a proposed rule that removes critical regulatory provisions outlining current fee-for-service requirements.

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CHA summary of proposed changes to confidentiality of substance use disorder patient records regulations
September 13, 2019

SAMHSA released a proposed rule that modifies the confidentiality of SUD patient records regulations.

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Administrative Actions Chart
September 12, 2019

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

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High-level Summary of Public Charge Final Rule
September 11, 2019

The Department of Homeland Security released the final rule, "Inadmissibility on Public Charge Grounds," on Aug. 12, 2019.

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Alston & Bird Backgrounder on Medical Deferred Action Status for Immigrants in Need of Medical Care
September 6, 2019

Alston & Bird prepared a backgrounder on medical deferred action status.

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FY 2020 Medicare IPPS Final Rule Summary
August 21, 2019

On August 2, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released its FY 2020 Medicare Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) final rule.

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CHA Comments on Proposed Rule to Roll Back Nondiscrimination Protections
August 13, 2019

HHS released a proposed 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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Avalere Report: The Effect of Block Grants and Per Capita Caps on Children
July 17, 2019

Under block grant or per capita cap proposals, Avalere estimates a potential loss in federal Medicaid funding to states, specifically for children, ranging from $89B to $163B nationally over 10 years.

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CHA Summary of Informational Bulletin on Addressing Mental Health and Substance Use Issues in Schools
July 11, 2019

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released a Joint Informational Bulletin (Bulletin) that includes examples of approaches for mental health and substance abuse related treatment services in schools and describes the existing Medicaid authorities states may use to cover these services in school-based settings.