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



Latest Resources
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

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

Final CHIP Reauthorization Letter- October 23, 2014
On Thursday, October 23, the CHIP sign on letter was finalized and sent to congressional leaders urging action this year to extend federal funding for CHIP. The letter received an incredible response with over 1,200 organizations from around the country listed as signatories. The Association and over 60 children’s hospitals and related institutions were included on the final letter.

Network Adequacy Consensus Statement - Hospital Endorsement Request- October 21, 2014
The Association has produced a consensus statement on network adequacy and is asking member hospitals to endorse the statement in order to bolster national and state-level advocacy efforts. Restricted

Association Public Policy Update Conference Calls- October 20, 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

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