Pandemic Highlights Interstate Challenges For Medicaid Kids’ Care

By Dorothy Mills-Gregg / August 20, 2021 at 4:40 PM
Children’s health care advocates hope the sudden focus on overloaded children’s hospitals transferring patients will renew interest among lawmakers in streamlining Medicaid provider screening and enrollment to make it easier to care for patients across state lines. Pediatric COVID-19 cases are increasing, but coronavirus infection is not the main culprit, according to the Children’s Hospital Association. The primary reasons facilities are filling up are deferred care and mental health episodes -- both of which are indirectly due to the pandemic...

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