Issue Briefs


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Section 1332 State Innovation Waivers
November 16, 2018

Section 1332 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) allows states to seek a waiver of key coverage provisions in the law and to experiment with different ...

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CHGME FY 2019 Member Resources for Hill Programmatic Funding Requests
February 23, 2018

The Children’s Hospital Association (CHA) urges member hospitals to ask that their lawmakers submit programmatic funding requests.

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Medicaid Disproportionate Share Hospital Cuts Methodology
August 30, 2017

CMS released its final rule implementing the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) cuts to the Medicaid Disproportionate Share Hospital (DSH) payment program. ...

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Trends and Influences on Pediatric Quality Measures of Accountability
February 15, 2017

Learn how trends in public policy, health care delivery, data infrastructure and consumer demand are influencing pediatric quality measures.

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Defining the Role of Children's Hospitals in the Quality Measurement Enterprise
February 15, 2017

Children’s hospitals are critical to ensuring the appropriateness of measures in children’s care settings and avoid misapplication of adult-centric ...

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Key Principles of Accountable Quality Measurement for Pediatrics
February 15, 2017

Best practices for decision- and policy-makers when tying accountability to quality measurement in pediatrics.

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Make Medicaid Work for Children Issue Brief
February 6, 2017

The key to making Medicaid work for children is a framework that supports the sharing of data, clinical standards, and quality measures designed for ...

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Advancing our Nation by Investing in Children’s Health Care: A Message to the New Administration
November 4, 2016

CHA recommended essential steps for the next administration to protect children's health and access to care.

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The Case for Investing in Child Health as a Matter of Our Nation's Security, Economy and Well-being
October 28, 2016

National experts foresee a nation at risk from worrisome trends in our children's health plus costs driven by an aging population.

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Non-DSH Supplemental Payments
June 27, 2016

This brief outlines recent activity by federal policy makers surrounding Medicaid non-disproportionate share hospital supplemental payments.

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Strengthen Exchange Coverage for Children
June 10, 2016

CHA highlights key recommendations to improve the Exchanges for children.

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National Framework for Medicaid Means Higher Quality and Lower Cost Health Care
August 7, 2015

The ACE Kids Act delivers savings to Medicaid by using existing funds to align payments for better outcomes for children with medical complexity.

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Strengthening Essential Community Provider Standards
July 1, 2014

CHA believes existing federal guidelines related to the inclusion of essential community providers (ECPs) in Marketplace provider networks must be ...

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National Proposal to Improve Care and Reduce Costs for Children With Medical Complexity
April 3, 2014

A national proposal by CHA to improve care and reduce costs for children with medical complexity.

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Ensuring Adequate Marketplace Provider Networks Recommendations
January 10, 2014

The Association and allied organizations developed an issue brief explaining what's needed to ensure adequate marketplace provider networks for ...

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Medicaid DSH Payments Are Critical to Children's Hospitals
January 1, 2014

Medicaid DSH payments are critical to children’s hospitals and their ability to provide health care to all children, regardless of income.

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Defining Children With Medical Complexities
October 11, 2013

Children with medical complexities require the highest level of services and support from children’s hospitals.

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Renewing CHIPRA Title IV: Closing Gaps in Pediatric Quality Measurement
October 1, 2013

Five key steps will help Congress improve children’s health care quality measurement when it renews CHIPRA Title IV.

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Coalition Principles for Renewing Our Commitment to Children's Health
May 1, 2013

The Association joined allied children’s health organizations to formulate a statement collectively renewing a commitment to ensuring all children ...

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GME Funding for Children's Hospitals and General Acute Care Teaching Hospitals
April 3, 2013

Analysis of historic payments to GME and project per-resident payment levels to recipient hospitals under different future funding scenarios for the ...

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Making Health Insurance Exchanges Work for Kids Joint Advocacy Resource
March 18, 2013

The Association and allied organizations developed a joint advocacy resource on making health insurance exchanges work for kids.

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Federally Facilitated Health Insurance Exchanges Key Issues for Children's Hospitals
March 15, 2013

It is critical federally facilitated Exchanges (FFEs), including state partnership Exchanges, meet the unique health care needs of children.

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CHGME Delivers Value to Health Care for All Children
December 1, 2012

Thanks to CHGME, the payments made to children’s hospitals on a per resident basis, as a percent of Medicare payments, have risen to approximately 68 ...

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Children's Hospitals Respond to the Childhood Obesity Epidemic
August 29, 2012

This value piece gives policymakers examples of the community benefit provided by obesity programs within children's hospitals.

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Pediatric Specialist Physician Shortages Affect Access to Care
August 1, 2012

Children’s hospitals across the country continue to experience significant shortages in some pediatric specialties.