November 3, 2020 / Advocacy

PPMD Urges Congress To Make It Easier for Providers To Treat Children From Other State Medicaid Programs

PPMD joined 22 prominent Organizations and Institutions in a letter urging Congress to enact the Accelerating Kids’ Access to Care Act (H.R. 5900 and S. 4717) by the end of the current Congress.

This bipartisan legislation will help ensure children on Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) who require care from providers located outside of their home states will not face unnecessary delays in accessing such time-sensitive and essential care.

What does the bill do?

The legislation will establish a screening pathway that children’s hospitals and related providers can utilize on a voluntary basis. If providers opt to use this pathway and are screened successfully, they can be enrolled in other state Medicaid programs if called upon to provide care to children. Eligible providers will be limited to those providing care for children or, in limited cases, to people over the age of 18 who are being treated for a condition that developed prior to age 18.

Read the letter to Congress >

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