Workforce/Reimbursement + Advocacy Task Force. At last meeting in Sept. 2009, combined task forces set up an aggressive and ambitious agenda. Key goals Recruit members for Task Forces Develop Advocacy process What is the 'right size' for pediatric subspecialists? Facilitate flexibility .
(A)the extent to which providers are willing to treat children eligible for such programs
(B) information on such children's access to networks of care.
(C) geographic availability of primary and specialty services under such programs
(D) the extent to which care coordination is provided for children's care under Medicaid and CHIP.
(2) REPORT.-Not later than 2 years after the date of enactment...,the Comptroller General shall submit a report...on the study...that includes recommendations for such Federal and State legislative and administrative changes as the Comptroller General determines are necessary to address any barriers to access to children's care under Medicaid and CHIP that may exist.
Loan repayment was at top of the list.
HEALTH CARE REFORM started....Other issues of major concern