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Speak Now for Kids Family Advocacy Day Travel Tips
February 5, 2020

Before departing on the trip, discuss the details of the travel plans to determine any challenges that might arise.

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CHGME Awards and Funding History
January 23, 2020

HRSA released the CHGME program funding awards for FY 2019.

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Cultivating Advocates
January 2, 2020

Read more about how to start an advocacy program, how to prepare advocates for speaking with the media, and three real life case studies from children’s hospitals like yours.

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Identify Potential Burnout on Your Team
December 3, 2019

Children's hospitals face one-of-a-kind challenges when it comes to managing the weight of the job.

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Advocacy Media Guide for Hospital Staff
October 3, 2019

Follow this guide when speaking with the media to advocate for policy issues.

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Provider Tip Sheets for Outpatient Measures in Value Based Programs
September 30, 2019

Developed for clinicians to be successful and avoid missteps in complying with measures in a value-based environment.

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Focusing on Children's Mental Health
September 12, 2019

Learn more about children's mental health and how children's hospitals are addressing these challenges.

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Consumer Price Indices and Health Care Policy
August 30, 2019

CHA has developed a one-pager about the use of consumer price indices in health care, specifically Medicaid per capita cap and block grant policies.

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Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Pediatric Core Measure Sets
July 11, 2019

Details and comparison of measures in each of the pediatric core measure sets.

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Mental Health Disorder Codes
July 2, 2019

The CAMHD-CS classifies child mental health disorders across ICD-9 and ICD-10 diagnostic codes as well as aligns with DSM-V psychiatric diagnosis groups.

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Physical Child Abuse Codes
April 22, 2019

International Classification of Diseases (ICD) codes can be used to identify cases of physical child abuse among hospitalized children.

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High-Intensity Neurologic Impairment Codes
March 6, 2019

High-intensity neurologic impairment (HI-NI) codes can be used to identify neurological diagnoses that ire reasonably expected to last 12 months and result in significant functional impairments requiring subspecialty medical care.

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Percentage of Pediatric Specialists Trained at CHGME Hospitals
April 20, 2018

This table details the percentage of pediatric specialists trained at CHGME recipient hospitals.

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Children's Hospitals Enrolled in the 340B Drug Pricing Program
January 26, 2018

The 340B Drug Pricing Program allows eligible health care organizations to purchase outpatient drugs at discounted prices. The following children's hospitals are currently enrolled in the 340B program.

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Children's Hospitals Plan to Observe Sepsis Awareness Month
September 30, 2017

Examples of how children's hospitals are using Sepsis Awareness Month and World Sepsis Day to educate their employees and communities.

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Sepsis Awareness Month Events
August 29, 2017

September is Sepsis Awareness Month. Learn how CHA is focusing attention on pediatric sepsis, and find resources and events.

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Building Data to Manage a Pediatric Population
March 21, 2017

Details and specifications of a novel data and informatics framework, and lessons learned for sustainability of similar future efforts.

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Measure Selection Framework for Pediatric Quality Accountability Measures
February 15, 2017

CHA developed a framework to evaluate measures for suitability in accountability programs applied to pediatrics, and as a pathway to recommend specific measures.

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2017 Public Policy Priorities
December 21, 2016

The Children’s Hospital Association’s Public Policy Committee reviewed and approved the 2017 Public Policy Priorities developed during the 2016 Government Relations Planning Meeting.

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New CDC Vital Signs Report Labels Sepsis a Medical Emergency
August 30, 2016

The CDC joins many organizations to emphasize the importance of early recognition of sepsis, which can cause life-threatening illness or death.

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Child Health Advocacy Guide: State Implementation of the NAIC Network Adequacy Standards
March 18, 2016

This advocacy resource provides information regarding the specific provisions of recently adopted standards by the NAIC that should be supported and/or revised to ensure children have access to in-network pediatric providers with the training and expertise to meet their unique health care needs.

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340B Drug Pricing Program Participation Criteria for Children's Hospitals
December 17, 2014

Freestanding children's hospitals must meet certain qualifications and criteria to participate in the 340B Drug Discount Program.

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Identification of Obesity
July 31, 2014

Sample policies for identifying obesity in all hospital settings.