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
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
Chart of Administrative Actions- July 23, 2014
Pending regulations and other guidance shown on this chart allows children’s hospitals to track administrative actions throughout the regulatory process.

Association Public Policy Update Conference Calls- July 21, 2014
The Children's Hospital Association invites government relations and other member hospital professionals to participate in weekly, half-hour conference calls on the latest news from Washington. Restricted

Modifications to the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record Incentive Programs for 2014 (Association Comment Letter)- July 18, 2014
In May the Centers for the Medicare and Medicaid Services issued a proposed rule that would change the meaningful use stage timeline and definition of certified electronic health record technology for 2014. The Children’s Hospital Association submitted a comment letter expressing appreciation for the additional flexibility and outlining a few outstanding questions.

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Health Policy Headlines
NACHRI and N.A.C.H. Offer RSS Feeds
, May 6, 2010


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Access the grassroots mobilization and media relations tool kit for children’s hospitals.


State Tracking and Related Resources
View N.A.C.H. State Legislative Tracking Reports and Related Resources

Upcoming N.A.C.H. Events
Association Public Policy Update Conference Calls Restricted

Congressional Briefings