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- March 10, 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- March 7, 2014|
The Association urges lawmakers to attend an upcoming briefing on the proposal for children with medical complexity in Medicaid. The Association also provides an update on the president’s recently released budget for FY 2015 and provisions related to children’s health care.
|Chart of Administrative Actions- March 6, 2014|
Pending regulations and other guidance shown on this chart allows children’s hospitals to track administrative actions throughout the regulatory process.
|President’s FY 2015 Budget Lacks Support for CHGME- March 4, 2014|
Funding for Children's Hospitals Graduate Medical Education (CHGME) is critical to the foundation of children’s health care. The Children’s Hospital Association expresses its extreme disappointment in the failure to include funding for CHGME in President Obama’s FY 2015 budget.
|Washington Update- February 28, 2014|
The Association requests member hospitals to urge lawmakers to attend the March 13 briefing on the Medicaid proposal for children with medical complexity. On the regulatory front, the Association and allied organizations call for stronger standards on exchange plans in 2015.