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Children’s Health Insurance Program

Lawmakers return from the August recess to consider legislation and policy related to the Children’s Health Insurance Program, market stabilization, and cost-sharing reductions.

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Aids provided by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services include fact sheets and overview documents, lists of alternative payment models, webinars and other educational tools, and support contacts.

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MACPAC's March report includes analysis on Medicaid DSH and impacts of the ACA on hospitals, as well as recommendations for the future of CHIP.

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Children’s Health Insurance Program

In a request for information, CMS seeks input on how to improve the quality and reduce the cost of care for children enrolled in Medicaid and CHIP.

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MACPAC's recommendation is part of a larger package of suggestions meant to improve coverage for children in low- and moderate-income families.

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The FAQ provides clarification on managed care contracts, rating periods, and external quality reviews, among other things.

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The letter was signed by America's Essential Hospital and 20 other national organizations.

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CMS will use social video platform Twitch, improve the HealthCare.gov mobile interface, and use #HealthyAdulting to encourage young adults to sign up.

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The House will consider a bill to prevent payments to providers ineligible for Medicaid and CHIP. The Senate will consider measures to fund opioid abuse and respond to the Flint water crisis.

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Fourth cycle of grants through the Connecting Kids to Coverage program supports work to link eligible children with Medicaid, CHIP coverage; proposals due Jan. 20, 2016.

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America's Essential Hospitals reviews Republican plan, which would join two Democratic bills now under consideration

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Including trauma and drug-related bills, CHIP funding extensions, and homeland security

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Also on tap is a Senate vote on homeland security funding that would bar legal status for undocumented immigrants and President Obama's 2016 budget

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The six new members will serve three-year appointments, effective Jan. 1.

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America’s Essential Hospitals urged MACPAC to support a four-year CHIP funding extension and during that time, evaluate the marketplaces' network adequacy, affordability, and covered benefits.

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Children’s Health Insurance Program

The commission seeks input on which groups of children would be most affected if CHIP expires and potential policy options through the marketplaces.

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The association sent a support letter to House Energy and Commerce ranking members commending their effort to extend CHIP through FY 2019. The proposed legislation would also extend Medicaid primary care payments and bolster quality measures.

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Models should use evidence-based social and behavioral insights to increase engagement in health outcomes for Medicare beneficiaries, Medicaid beneficiaries, dual-eligible patients, and/or Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) beneficiaries.

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Letters of nomination and resumes are currently being accepted for six MACPAC seats. Appointments will be effective Jan. 1, 2015. Nominations can be submitted through Sept. 5.

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The fact sheets assist hospitals and other organizations in community outreach and enrollment efforts. They cover the basics of Medicaid and CHIP benefits, enrollment eligibility, and enrollment processes.

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CHIP funding will expire in FY 2016. Sen. Rockefeller introduced legislation last week to extend funding through FY 2019, which the association supports.

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The funding authorization for CHIP is set to expire in October 2015. The Partnership for Medicaid urged Congress to protect CHIP funding, which will support coverage for an estimated 12.7 million children in 2015.

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Agency accepts applications for Model 1 bundled payment initiative

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Report concludes that slowing Medicaid enrollment in 2012 reflected economic recovery

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About America’s Essential Hospitals

America’s Essential Hospitals is the leading association and champion for hospitals and health systems dedicated to high-quality care for all, including the most vulnerable. Since 1981, America’s Essential Hospitals has initiated, advanced, and preserved programs and policies that help these hospitals ensure access to care. We support members with advocacy, policy development, research, and education.