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



Alerts and Updates
Network Adequacy Consensus Statement - Hospital Endorsement Request- October 21, 2014 Restricted

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- October 31, 2014
The Association shares details of upcoming lame duck webinar and CHIP governor letters. On the regulatory front, the Association provides an update on the network adequacy statement. Restricted

Letter to CCIIO About Endorsed Network Adequacy Consensus Statement- October 28, 2014
This letter to the Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight (CCIIO), at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, emphasizes the breadth of support that the Association’s consensus statement on network adequacy has garnered among children’s hospitals and allied organizations. The letter also reiterates recent recommendations to the agency and the National Association of Insurance Commissioners regarding the implementation of the essential community provider provisions of the Affordable Care Act.

Washington Update- October 24, 2014
The Association encourages hospitals to continue to reach out to members of Congress on ACE Kids and also support extending CHIP funding. On the regulatory front, the Association provides updates on exchange plans, network adequacy and controlled substance regulations. Restricted

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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
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2015 Children's Hospital Association Advocacy Days

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