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
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|Association Public Policy Update Conference Calls- September 29, 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.
|Washington Update- September 26, 2014|
The Association urges hospitals to continue to reach out to members of Congress on ACE Kids during the recess, while media reports focus additional attention on CHIP. On the regulatory front, MACPAC announces their 2015 agenda.
|Chart of Administrative Actions- September 24, 2014|
Pending regulations and other guidance shown on this chart allows children’s hospitals to track administrative actions throughout the regulatory process.
|Washington Update- September 19, 2014|
Additional House Members sign on to the ACE Kids Act while Congress passes a stopgap FY 2015 funding bill, and Senators consider the future of CHIP. On the regulatory front, the Association asks member hospitals to endorse the network adequacy consensus statement and provides updates on ONC’s final rule on electronic health records certification criteria.
|Children’s Hospitals Applaud Senators for Highlighting Importance of CHIP- September 16, 2014|
The Children’s Hospital Association thanks Sens. John D. Rockefeller IV (D-WV) and Pat Roberts (R-KS) for holding a hearing on the important and unique role the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) plays in protecting America’s children and families.