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Senate passes health homes bill for chronically ill kids
Modern Healthcare

The Senate on Tuesday night passed legislation to help states establish hospital-coordinated health homes for chronically sick kids through a boost in federal Medicaid funds.

The Advancing Care for Exceptional (ACE) Kids Act has been years in the works, pushed hard by children’s hospitals and just as strongly opposed by Medicaid managed care plans wary of losing contracts for kids with complex conditions.

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