On April 25, 2023, Children's Hospital Association (CHA) submitted a letter to Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) regarding its Medicaid Disproportionate Share Hospital (DSH) Third-Party Payer proposed rule. CHA previously advocated for the change to the calculation methodology for Medicaid shortfall to only include costs and payments for hospital services furnished to beneficiaries for whom Medicaid is the primary payer. In the comments, CHA stated its support for this change, highlighted the importance of DSH funding for children’s hospitals, and included additional aspects of the proposed rule for CMS’s consideration.
CHA Submits Comments to CMS on Disproportionate Share Hospital Third-Party Payer Proposed Rule
CHA Shines Spotlight on Vital Role of Medicaid for Children of Military Families with New Report
Children’s hospitals are a crucial resource for the nearly 3 million military-connected children eligible for Medicaid and health care outside of the TRICARE system.
Medicaid: A Vital Resource for Nearly 3 Million Military-Connected Children
Military-connected families and their children face stressors which impact their overall health and well-being, as well as their access to care.