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Children's Hospital Affinity Group

The Children’s Hospital Affinity Group (CHAG) is designed for those members from both in-house legal departments and law firms who represent children’s hospitals and pediatric providers. CHAG provides opportunities for networking and education (through publications and presentations) focused on the many diverse legal issues that affect children’s hospitals (biomedical research, corporate, ethics, funding, etc.). CHAG programming includes discussion of timely and emerging issues and attempts to include a variety of perspectives, including where appropriate those of clinical and operations leaders.

CHAG Publications

CHAG Connections Magazine Feature Articles

CHAG Alerts/Bulletins

  • June 6, 2018 - Prescription Opioid Laws and Pediatric Providers: Practical Implications and Considerations
  • September 12, 2017 - Lookback Periods for Medicaid Overpayments
  • February 9, 2017 - New Local Transportation Safe Harbor to the Anti-Kickback Statute and Beneficiary Inducement Statute
  • February 8, 2017 - New Regulatory Exceptions to the Beneficiary Inducement Statute
  • May 13, 2016 - Medicaid and CHIP Managed Care Final Rule—Children’s Hospitals Impacted, Part Two
  • May 12, 2016 - Medicaid and CHIP Managed Care Final Rule—Children’s Hospitals Impacted, Part One
  • April 7, 2016 - CMS Final Rule Implementing Parity in Medicaid and CHIP's Delivery of Mental Health/Substance Use Services and Medical/Surgical Services
  • March 14, 2016 - Supreme Court Requires Alabama to Recognize Same-Sex Couple's Adoption Decree
  • January 20, 2016 - CHA Comments to HHS Non-Discrimination Proposal


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Fatema Zanzi Chair Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP Chicago, IL (312) 569-1285 Email
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Mary Anne Hilliard Vice Chair - Strategic Planning and Special Projects Children's National Health System Washington, DC (202) 471-4860 Email
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Rhonda B. McKinnis Vice Chair - Membership Arkansas Children's Inc Little Rock, AR (501) 364-4862 Email
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Megan C. Phillips Vice Chair - Publications Husch Blackwell LLP Omaha, NE (402) 964-5035 Email
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Jenny J. Wang Vice Chair - Educational Programs McDermott Will & Emery LLP Los Angeles, CA (310) 551-9378 Email


You must be a member of the In-House Counsel or Academic Medical Centers and Teaching Hospitals Practice Groups or a government, academic, or student member, or have paid for all-Practice Groups access to enroll in this Affinity Group. You will remain a member as long as you are a member of its sponsoring or Practice Group or maintain membership in one of the aforementioned membership categories.

To enroll in this Affinity Group (or if you are not a member of the sponsoring Practice Group(s) and would like to join now), please contact the Member Satisfaction Center at or (202) 833-1100, #2 or complete and return the enrollment form.

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