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
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.

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 Consensus Statement on Network Adequacy- October 20, 2014
The Association’s Leadership Committee on Advocacy and Policy has approved a new consensus statement, “Safeguarding Access to Medically Complex Care for Children by Requiring Health Plans and Exchanges to Develop Adequate Provider Networks.”

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

Washington Update- October 17, 2014
The Association encourages hospitals to continue to reach out to members of Congress on ACE Kids and also support extending CHIP funding through working with governors and participating in a sign-on letter. On the regulatory front, the Association continues to work to ensure critical pediatric services are included within the essential health benefits package.

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