Public Policy

Public policies are critical to the ability of children’s hospitals to care for all children, through clinical care, training, research and public health advocacy. As health care policies are debated at the state and federal levels, The Children's Hospital Association and its member hospitals work with policymakers to ensure children’s unique health care needs are not overlooked and that every child has access to high quality, cost effective primary, preventive and specialty care services tailored to meet their needs. Find out more about the Children's Hospital Association.

Key Issues

CHGME/Workforce Medicaid Reform
CHIP Pediatric Research
Childhood Obesity Pharmaceutical Access
Community Benefit Reporting Private Coverage
Health Care Reform Quality
Health IT TRICARE
Medicaid

 

 


Alerts and Updates
Association Consensus Statement on Network Adequacy- October 20, 2014

FY 2015 CHGME Request Letter and Program Description Templates- February 20, 2014 Restricted

NPR Airs Story on Medically Complex Kids & Medicaid- August 26, 2013


Latest N.A.C.H. Resources
Washington Update- January 30, 2015
The ACE Kids Act is introduced in the Senate and House. On the regulatory front, MACPAC hosts a monthly meeting that focused on CHIP and HHS announces their goal to shift Medicare. reimbursement from volume to value. Restricted

S. 298 and H.R. 546 – Advancing Care for Exceptional Kids Act of 2015 (ACE Kids of 2015) High-level Summary- January 29, 2015
The following document provides a high-level summary of S. 298 and H.R. 546 – the Advancing Care for Exceptional Kids Act of 2015 (ACE Kids Act of 2015).

S. 298 and H.R. 546 – Advancing Care for Exceptional Kids Act of 2015 (ACE Kids Act of 2015) Section-by-Section Summary- January 29, 2015
The following document provides a section-by-section summary of S. 298 and H.R. 546 – the Advancing Care for Exceptional Kids Act of 2015 (ACE Kids Act of 2015).

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Health Policy Headlines
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State Tracking and Related Resources
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Upcoming N.A.C.H. Events
Association Public Policy Update Conference Calls Restricted

2015 Children's Hospital Association Advocacy Days

2014 Government Relations Planning Meeting Registration Open Restricted