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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Summary Highlights Roll Backs of Nondiscrimination Protections in Section 1557 Final Rule
July 31, 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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Chart of Section 1135 Waivers for State Medicaid/CHIP COVID-19 Response
July 31, 2020

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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COVID-19 Emergency Declaration Timeline
July 24, 2020

President Trump issued a national emergency declaration that allows HHS to declare a public health emergency.

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State Actions to Allow Patient Care Reengagement During the COVID-19 Crisis
July 17, 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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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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FY 2021 Medicare IPPS Proposed Rule Summary
June 5, 2020

CHA has created a high-level summary for CMS' FY 2021 Medicare Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) proposed rule.

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Congressional Relief Legislation and Children's Hospitals Requests in Response to COVID-19
May 20, 2020

Three congressional packages and one supplemental for COVID-19 relief have passed to date. Read more about them here.

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Surprise Billing Legislation Side-by-Side Summary Charts
February 19, 2020

Key Senate and House Committees marked up legislation to protect patients from surprise medical bills.

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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.

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Administrative Actions Chart
January 30, 2020

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

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MedPAC Examines 340B Drug Discount Program
January 23, 2020

On Jan. 17, 2020, MedPAC discussed whether the 340B program creates incentives for participating hospitals to use more expensive drugs.

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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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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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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.