2017 Legislative Priorities

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center actively supports legislation that will help the hospital fulfill its mission to improve child health and transform delivery of care through fully integrated, globally recognized research, education and innovation.  For patients from our community, the nation and the world, the care we provide will achieve the best:  medical and quality of life outcomes, patient and family experience and value, today and in the future.  As such, staff in the Office of Government Relations work in close collaboration with city, state and federal legislators to identify and advance legislation that meets this goal.  Though we support many bills, below are our top priorities.  If you are interested in getting more information on any of these bills, please contact Melissa Saladonis, Assistant Vice President, at melissa.saladonis@cchmc.org or 513-636-1853.

Title / Legislation

Description

Level of Commitment

Federal

 

 

CHGME Appropriation

Appropriates annual funding for CHGME program.

Co-Sponsorship

ACE Act for Kids - S.428

Serving medical fragile kids.

Co-Sponsorship

American Health Care Act (AHCA) – H.R. 1628 

Repeal and replace Affordable Care Act.

Opposed

Appropriation National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Pediatric research funding

Co-Sponsorship

State - HB49 Biennial Budget

 

 

Non-Contracting Language

Allow Medicaid Managed Care Companies to pay out of network.

Opposed

ICDC Cost Reimbursement

Cut to hospitals for ICD10 coding

Opposed

Bureau Child Medical Handicaps

Move program to Ohio Medicaid and other reforms

Opposed

Medicaid Home Waiver to Managed Care

Move families with Medicaid home waiver to managed care

Opposed

Local

 

 

Health and Hospital Levy

Provides $4.7m to CCHMC per year for care of those that need care.

Co-Sponsorship

Level of Commitment Key:

Sponsorship – Responsible for leading the efforts to pass legislation
Co-sponsorship – Provide technical, legislative and/or promotional assistance to the sponsoring organization
Endorsement – Supportive of the legislation/initiative – may issue public statements in support
Neutral/No Position – Remaining neutral/do nothing
Opposed

Updated as of April 6, 2017