Washington Update, October 30, 2020

Greetings from Washington, DC In this Update: The administration has issued an interim final rule weakening the “Maintenance of Effort” requirement that states must meet to receive an enhanced Medicaid match during the COVID Public Health Emergency. States may now...

Washington Update, October 21, 2020

Greetings from Washington, DC In this Update: The prospects for legislation to address the pandemic’s financial impact are very dim. The Senate is expected to vote on Monday to confirm Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court. The Maternal and Child Health Bureau...

Shared Decision Making Worksheet for COVID-19 Prevention

Shared Decision Making (SDM) is highlighted as being critical to navigating COVID-19 together with families and providers by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), interim guidance, Caring for Children and Youth With Special Health Care Needs During the COVID-19...

Washington Update, October 9, 2020

The prospects for legislation to address the pandemic’s financial impact are very unclear at the moment, but it is still within the realm of possibility that an agreement will be reached before the election. Hearings begin next week on the nomination of Judge Amy...