MACPAC: Disproportionate Share Hospitals still face significant financial difficulties

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The Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission today released its March report to Congress, which includes an analysis of the effects of the Affordable Care Act on hospital uncompensated care. According to the report, total hospital uncompensated care for Medicaid and uninsured patients fell by $4.6... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: child health, Coverage, Medicaid

CMS: Nearly 16.2 million enroll in Medicaid/CHIP since October 2013

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Nearly 16.2 million people enrolled in Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program between Oct. 1, 2013 and Dec. 31, 2016, increasing total enrollment in the programs by more than 28% since the start of the first open enrollment period for the Health Insurance Marketplace, according to a ... read more

Topic: Access and Coverage
Tags: child health, Coverage, Medicaid

CMS seeks input on pediatric alternative payment model concepts

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services seeks input through March 28 on a draft pediatric care model concept for children and youth covered by Medicaid and the State Children’s Health Insurance Program. “The aim of this model is to facilitate strategies for timely and appropriate delivery of... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: child health, Medicaid

Survey: Most states planning on federal funding for CHIP to continue

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Most governors are planning upcoming budgets that assume federal funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program will continue, according to a survey released today by the National Academy for State Health Policy. Thirty-three of the 40 states responding to the December survey said their proposed... read more

Topic: Access and Coverage
Tags: child health, Coverage, Medicaid

CMS updates Medicaid/CHIP, Marketplace enrollment estimates

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More than 16.4 million people enrolled in Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program between Oct. 1, 2013 and Nov. 30, 2016, increasing total enrollment in the programs by 29% since the start of the first open enrollment period for the Health Insurance Marketplace, according to a report released... read more

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Tags: child health, Enrollment, Coverage, Medicaid

AHA Section for Maternal and Child Health names 2017 leaders

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Patricia DePompei, R.N., president of University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital and MacDonald Women’s Hospital in Cleveland, will serve as 2017 council chair of the AHA’s Section for Maternal and Child Health. Charlotte Ipsan, chief administrative officer for Norton Woman’s and Kosair... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: child health, maternal health, leadership

Eight states to participate in Medicaid behavioral health demonstration

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Minnesota, Missouri, New York, New Jersey, Nevada, Oklahoma, Oregon and Pennsylvania will participate in a two-year demonstration program authorized by the Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014 that will pay certified community behavioral health clinics under a prospective payment system to provide... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: child health, Medicaid, Behavioral health, care coordination

CMS updates Medicaid/CHIP, Marketplace enrollment estimates

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Nearly 17 million people enrolled in Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program between Oct. 1, 2013 and Oct. 31, 2016, increasing total enrollment in the programs by 30% since the start of the first open enrollment period for the Health Insurance Marketplace, according to a report released... read more

Topic: Access and Coverage
Tags: child health, Coverage, Medicaid

FDA issues warning on use of general anesthetic and sedation drugs in children

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The Food and Drug Administration has issued a Drug Safety Communication warning health care providers, parents and caregivers of children under the age of three that the repeated or prolonged use of general anesthetic and sedation drugs may adversely impact their developing brains. The agency defines... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: patient safety, child health, maternal health, regulation

MACPAC recommends five-year CHIP funding extension

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The Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission today recommended five additional years of federal funding for the State Children’s Health Insurance Program, calling for action “as soon as possible” to preserve health insurance coverage for more than 8 million children and mitigate budget uncertainty... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: child health, Coverage, Medicaid

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