Issue Briefs

Resources

Issue Brief
Section 1332 State Innovation Waivers
July 12, 2019

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 health coverage models.

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Medicaid DSH Payments Are Critical to Children's Hospitals
February 21, 2019

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 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 measures, which may lead to unintended consequences.

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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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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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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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Strengthen Exchange Coverage for Children
June 10, 2016

CHA highlights key recommendations to improve the Exchanges for children.

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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 strengthened to ensure access to care.

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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 have access to high quality care.

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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 percent. This has enabled children’s hospitals to sustain and strengthen their teaching programs as well as continue to increase services dedicated to children’s unique health care needs.

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Pediatric Accountable Care Organizations Principles
January 3, 2011

In developing pediatric ACOs, the unique needs of children must be addressed to ensure they could work for children under the Medicaid program.