Advancing Children’s Healthcare in a Politically Charged Environment

Track: Conference Events

Session Number: Friday Plenary session
Date: Fri, Apr 6th, 2018
Time: 1:30 PM - 2:45 PM

Description:

As legislators work to complete the first session
of the 115th Congress, learn more about
Congress’s efforts impacting Medicaid and
CHIP, as well as other children’s health care
priorities including funding for Children’s
Hospitals Graduate Medical Education (CHGME)
and drug prices. Attendees will also learn how pediatric nurses
can be a critical voice for children in public policy debates.
Session Type: Clinical Practice

Session Description: As legislators work to complete the first session
of the 115th Congress, learn more about
Congress’s efforts impacting Medicaid and
CHIP, as well as other children’s health care
priorities including funding for Children’s
Hospitals Graduate Medical Education (CHGME)
and drug prices. Attendees will also learn how pediatric nurses
can be a critical voice for children in public policy debates.
Primary Presenter Bio: Jim Kaufman serves as vice president of public policy at the Children’s Hospital Association (CHA). Prior to joining CHA, Jim served as director of government affairs for Johns Hopkins Medicine and Johns Hopkins Institutions.

He has advocated at the federal, state and local levels, addressing a variety of issues ranging from Medicaid regulations to Medicare physician payment reform. Jim’s experience also includes the Maryland Higher Education Commission and the Maryland General Assembly.

Jim earned his Bachelor’s degree from McDaniel College, a Master of Public Administration from the University of Baltimore and a Ph.D. in Public Policy from the University of Maryland, Baltimore Graduate Schools.

He is based in Washington, D.C.
Primary Presenter Institution: Children’s Hospital Association
Session Type: Clinical Practice

Session Description: As legislators work to complete the first session
of the 115th Congress, learn more about
Congress’s efforts impacting Medicaid and
CHIP, as well as other children’s health care
priorities including funding for Children’s
Hospitals Graduate Medical Education (CHGME)
and drug prices. Attendees will also learn how pediatric nurses
can be a critical voice for children in public policy debates.
Primary Presenter Bio: Jim Kaufman serves as vice president of public policy at the Children’s Hospital Association (CHA). Prior to joining CHA, Jim served as director of government affairs for Johns Hopkins Medicine and Johns Hopkins Institutions.

He has advocated at the federal, state and local levels, addressing a variety of issues ranging from Medicaid regulations to Medicare physician payment reform. Jim’s experience also includes the Maryland Higher Education Commission and the Maryland General Assembly.

Jim earned his Bachelor’s degree from McDaniel College, a Master of Public Administration from the University of Baltimore and a Ph.D. in Public Policy from the University of Maryland, Baltimore Graduate Schools.

He is based in Washington, D.C.
Primary Presenter Institution: Children’s Hospital Association