For the Record
CHA advocates on behalf of the nation's children's hospitals and the patients and families we serve. This section includes CHA communications with federal policymakers such as statements for the record, RFI responses, regulatory comment letters and more.
CHA Submits Comments for Energy and Commerce Discussion Draft on Drug Shortages
CHA submitted a comment letter to the Energy and Commerce Committee to highlight pediatric needs when addressing drug shortages.
CHA Responds to Drug Shortages Request for Information
CHA submitted a response to the bicameral drug shortages request for information (RFI) to highlight pediatric health care needs.
CHA Comments on Mental Health Parity Proposed Rule
CHA submitted comments on the proposed rule and technical release that strengthen the implementation of the Mental Health Parity and Enforcement Act.
CHA Responds to Senate 340B Request for Information
The 340B program supports children’s hospitals in their mission to serve low-income and underinsured children regardless of their insurance status.
CHA Letter to DHA on Change to Reimbursement Methodology for Children’s Hospitals
Children's Hospital Association sends a letter to the DHA seeking delay in implementation of final rule ending TRICARE’s exemption for children’s hospitals from the Medicare OPPS.
CHA Submits Comments to CMS on Disproportionate Share Hospital Third-Party Payer Proposed Rule
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 Submits Comments on FDA Drug Shortage Guidance
Children’s Hospital Association sends a comment letter to the FDA on draft drug shortage guidance to highlight the need for an efficient pediatric supply chain.
CHA Sends Letter to DEA on Tele-prescribing for Controlled Substances
Children’s Hospital Association sends a letter to the DEA supporting their policy change to better address children’s unique health care needs.
CHA Submits Statement for the Record for Drug Shortages Hearing
Children's Hospital Association submitted a statement for a legislative hearing to highlight children’s needs when strengthening the pediatric drug supply chain.
Children's Hospitals' 2023 Fall Legislative Priorities
A letter to congressional leaders outlines the fall priorities critical for children’s health care across the nation.
CHA Letter to Senate HELP Committee on Markup of PAHPA Reauthorization Legislation
The letter urges lawmakers to prioritize children’s physical and mental health needs in its markup of the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness and Response Act (PAHPA).
CHA Submits Letter to Energy and Commerce for Markup of PAHPA and CHGME Reauthorizations
The letter highlights the need to reauthorize CHGME with no policy changes and ensure any PAHPA reauthorization prioritizes the unique needs of children.
CHA Submits Energy and Commerce PAHPA Legislative Hearing Statement for the Record
CHA submitted a statement for a House Energy and Commerce legislative hearing to highlight how the national disaster and pandemic response infrastructure must prioritize children’s needs.
CHA Submits HELP Subcommittee Mental Health Hearing Statement for the Record
CHA has submitted a statement for a Senate HELP Committee on improving community-based access to care and prevention for mental health and substance use disorders.
CHA Submits Energy and Commerce PAHPA Hearing Statement for the Record
CHA submitted a statement for a House Energy and Commerce hearing to highlight how the national disaster and pandemic response infrastructure must prioritize children’s needs.
CHA Submits Drug Shortages Hearing Statement for the Record
CHA submitted a statement for a House Energy and Commerce hearing to highlight how children’s needs must be prioritized when strengthening the pediatric drug supply chain.
CHA Submits PAHPA Hearing Statement for the Record
CHA has submitted a statement for a Senate HELP Committee hearing to highlight how the national disaster and pandemic response infrastructure must prioritize children’s needs.
CHA Response to HELP Committee Workforce Shortages RFI
CHA submitted a response to a Senate HELP committee RFI to highlight the unique nature of pediatric workforce shortages and need for pediatric-focused solutions.
CMS Advancing Interoperability and Prior Authorization Comments
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed rule aims to streamline prior authorization processes and modify related electronic data exchange requirements for plans and providers.