Letters or Testimonies

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CHA Supports Pediatric Subspecialty Loan Repayment Program
July 18, 2019

CHA voices support for the EMPOWER for Health Act of 2019 (H.R. 2781).

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Children’s Groups Joint Comments to HUD on Health Impact of Proposed Subsidy Eligibility Changes
July 12, 2019

On July 9, nine children’s health groups, including CHA, submitted joint comments to the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) that urged the agency to withdraw a proposed rule to restrict mixed-status immigrant families’ eligibility to housing subsidies.

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CHA Comment Letter on CMS Co-location Guidance
July 5, 2019

CHA submitted comments to CMS on draft Medicare Conditions of Participation (CoPs) interpretive guidance recently released in a State Survey Agency Directors memorandum.

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CHA Joins Medicaid Groups in Expressing Concerns with the Medicaid “Fiscal Cliff” on U.S. Territories
June 21, 2019

This week, CHA joined allied Medicaid groups in raising concerns around the impact of the Medicaid fiscal cliff on beneficiaries and providers in the U.S. territories.

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CHA Comments on Inflation Index Changes and Impact on Poverty Thresholds
June 21, 2019

CHA submitted comments to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) on possible changes to the inflation index used to annually update the federal poverty threshold.

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CHA Issues Statement for the Record on the Lower Health Care Costs Act
June 18, 2019

On June 17, CHA submitted a statement for the record in advance of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions hearing on the Lower Health Care Costs Act.

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House Subcommittee Discusses Medicaid DSH Cuts
June 7, 2019

On June 4, the House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee held a hearing examining cuts to Medicaid disproportionate share hospital (DSH) payments scheduled to take effect Oct. 1

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Child Health Groups Endorse the School-Based Health Centers Reauthorization Act of 2019
May 17, 2019

This week, CHA—in collaboration with child health and school-based organizations—sent a letter to House and Senate leadership endorsing H.R. 2075/ S. 1013, the School-Based Health Centers Reauthorization Act of 2019.

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CHA Comments on Interstate Health Insurance Sales
May 9, 2019

CHA submitted joint comments on behalf of allied children's groups and joined with the Habilitation Coalition in response to an RFI requesting recommendations on eliminating barriers to selling insurance across state lines.

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CHA and Allied Groups Request FY 2020 Funding for Pediatric Mental Health Grants
April 11, 2019

CHA joins allied groups in requested FY 2020 funding for the pediatric mental health care access grants.

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CHA Endorses Bills to Improve Competition in Generic Drug Market
April 11, 2019

CHA signs letter endorsing bills to increase competition in the generic drug market.

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CHA Endorses the Early Detection to Stop Infant Abuse and Prevent Fatalities Act
April 3, 2019

CHA endorses Early Detection to Stop Infant Abuse and Prevent Fatalities Act.

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Allied Groups Letter to CMS on Mental Health and Substance Use Care in Schools
February 27, 2019

CHA joined 46 allied organizations in sending a letter to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), spearheaded by Mental Health America, that details opportunities to leverage the Medicaid program to address mental health and substance use in a school setting.

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Children’s Groups Joint Comments on Annual Private Insurance Rule
February 21, 2019

Six allied children’s organizations joined CHA on a comment letter to CMS in response to the 2020 Proposed Notice of Benefits and Payment Parameters.

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Request for Information on Advancing Tobacco Control Practices for Youth and Young Adults
February 14, 2019

CHA submitted a comment letter in response to the RFI that focused on advancing control practices to reduce and eliminate tobacco use among youth and young adults.

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Summary on Public Charge Proposed Rule
December 14, 2018

The proposed rule would be problematic for children since it does not recognize the importance of Medicaid and CHIP in the coverage landscape for children, particularly those with chronic or complex conditions who qualify based on medical need.

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Letter to Surgeon General and CDC on Community Health Call to Action
November 9, 2018

CHA signed onto a letter with several other public health organizations to share evidence, examples and recommendations to help promote and sustain private section investment in community health.

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Hospital Associations' Joint Letter to HHS on Interoperability Conditions of Participation
October 18, 2018

CHA and six allied hospital associations sent a letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar expressing strong concerns with the administration’s possible addition of interoperability requirements in the Medicare and Medicaid Conditions of Participation (CoPs).

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CHA Comments on Electronic Health Records Reporting Requirements
October 18, 2018

CHA submitted a letter to the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) for Health Information Technology in response to a Request for Information (RFI) on potential components of a federal Electronic Health Records (EHR) Reporting Program.

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CHA sends letter to H.R. 6 conferees highlighting pediatric provisions
September 20, 2018

CHA sent a letter to the conferees this week regarding an amended version of H.R. 6, the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act.

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Accelerating Kids Access to Care Act CHA Support Letter
September 19, 2018

CHA sent a letter of support for the Accelerating Kids' Access to Care Act (S. 2415/H.R. 6524), which will create a national Medicaid enrollment pathway to help alleviate the administrative burden on providers and ensure that children are able to receive out-of-state care.

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Physician Self-referral Law or "Stark Law"
August 30, 2018

CHA seeks input from member hospitals on draft comment letter in response to Stark Law RFI.

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2019 Exchange/Commercial Plan Guidance
July 11, 2018

CHA spearheaded a joint comment letter from eight allied children’s groups on the 2019 Draft Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters (NBPP) and also joined with disability advocacy groups and other safety net providers on separate joint comment letters.

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CHA Endorses Pro-340B Legislation
June 19, 2018

CHA issued a letter of support for H.R. 6071, the SERV Communities Act.