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Sen. Kaine co-sponsors bill that improves care for kids with complex medical conditions

The Advancing Care for Exceptional Kids Act would allow health care providers to lower costs for children with complex medical conditions on Medicaid.
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WASHINGTON, D.C., USA — Sen. Tim Kaine is joining efforts to improve care for children with complex medical conditions on Medicaid by co-sponsoring a bill.

The bill — the Advancing Care for Exceptional (ACE) Kids Act —  would allow "health care providers to coordinate care, lower costs, and improve quality outcomes for children with complex medical conditions on Medicaid," according to a news release from Kaine's office.

“Families deserve support when accessing care for their loved ones,” Kaine said in the release. “This bill will make it easier for kids with complex medical conditions to get the coordinated care they need."

The ACE Kids Act supports state-run Medicaid programs in establishing health homes, which integrate care from multiple providers to treat patients with complex medical needs. 

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The legislation would also require the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to collect and publish best practices to help ensure children with complex medical conditions receive prompt care from out-of-state providers, leading to more health care options.

Read the full bill below: