No child in America should be without health coverage. MHPA supports a mandate that all kids have health care coverage. We also support the reauthorization and funding of CHIP under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
MHPA Submits Comments on Children's Healthcare Quality
August 30, 2010 - In response to the Federal Register notice calling for recommended changes to improve the quality of care provided to children under Medicaid and CHIP, MHPA submitted comments recommending that CMS support a children's health quality measure development process that takes into account scientific soundness, feasibility, appropriateness, length of enrollment and reporting burden for states, health care providers and health plans; requires states to use measures as specified; and requires states to report on their managed care and fee-for-service Medicaid and CHIP populations. Click here to read the full letter.
MHPA Submits Final Comments on CHIPRA Quality MeasuresOn March 1st, MHPA provided additional comments on the core measurement set proposed by AHRQ. MHPA supported proposed measures that have already been specified, validated and currently in use by Medicaid or CHIP programs. Click here for the letter
MHPA Provides Preliminary Comments on CHIPRA Quality MeasuresOn December 29th, MHPA sent a letter to CMS supporting efforts to improve quality reporting for CHIP, and recommending that CMS only include measures that have been specified, tested, and reported. MHPA also recommended that CMS provide more guidance to states on the reporting expectations. Click here to read the full letter.
MHPA Supports the Casey AmendmentMHPA joined hundreds of organizations in support of Senator Robert Casey's amendment to the health reform legislation that would protect and improve the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP). The amendment would fully authorize and fund CHIP through 2019. In addition, it would maintain current eligibility levels, maintain affordability, and streamline enrollment procedures. Click here to read the full letter.
MHPA Joins Advocacy Groups in Support of Preventive Health Provisions for Children in Health ReformOn December 7, 2009, MHPA joined over 60 organizations in a letter to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, supporting the prevention and wellness provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act that are aimed at improving the health of children and adolescents. Click here to read the letter.
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