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Maine Superior Court Justice orders state administration to carry out voter-approved Medicaid Expansion

On Monday, June 4, 2018, Superior Court Justice Michaela Murphy ordered the Commissioner of the Maine Department of Health and Human Services to submit by June 11, 2018 a state plan to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)to provide e...

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CMS launches Medicaid/CHIP performance scorecard

On June 4, 2018, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) unveiled a new performance scorecard offering critical metrics on state health system performance, state administrative performance, and federal administrative performance under Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program...

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PCG and the Georgia Department of Education Win Learning Impact Platinum Award for Their Work on the 50-State CASE Registry Service.

At this year’s Learning Impact Leadership Institute IMS Global, recognized Public Consulting Group (PCG) and the Georgia Department of Education (GA DOE) with a Learning Impact Platinum Award At this year’s Learning Impact Leadership Institute IMS Global , recognized Public Consulting Group (PCG) an...

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Looking to the Future of Workers' Compensation

Several members of the PCG Health team recently attended the Workers Compensation Research Institute’s Annual Issues & Research Conference in Boston . The conference convenes researchers, regulators, and other workers’ compensation professionals from around the country to discuss trends they are...

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Movement on drug cost containment at both the State and Federal level

Health Policy News has devoted significant attention to State and Federal efforts to contain drug costs, including recently issuing a report and legislative tracking tool entitled “ Rising Prescription Drug Costs: A report on state and federal efforts to contain costs”. As we head into the summer we...

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States Pursue Unique Approaches to Permit Non-Compliant Health Plans

While much of the attention over the debate over the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has centered at the Federal level, states continue to act as the laboratories for innovation. Last year Health Policy News featured a series of updates on activity around Section 1332 State Innovation Waivers in the state...

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Read to be Ready, The Importance of Summer Camps

Starting next month month, more than 7,700 Tennessee students will participate in the extraordinarily successful Read to be Ready summer camps the Tennessee Department of Education (DOE) offers... Starting next month, more than 7,700 Tennessee students will participate in the extraordinarily success...

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Los Patojos founder Juan Pablo Romero Fuentes sponsored by PCG at this year’s SXSWedu Conference

In a school of 300 students 2,500 miles from Public Consulting Group's headquarters in Boston, Juan Pablo Romero Fuentes demonstrates every d ay the power of an idea that is core to PCG's mission: Education, health care, and human services such as providing adequate shelter, food, clothing, and fami...

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Illinois Wins CMS Approval for Medicaid Behavioral Health Services Innovation

On May 7, 2018, Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner announced that Illinois has won federal approval to launch a 5 year, $2 billion Medicaid behavioral health services initiative. The initiative will be implemented by the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services in collaboration with the Gov...

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Mitigating the Loss of the Individual Mandate- State Based Health Insurance Mandates

In December 2017, the federal administration’s tax bill – the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, phased out the individual mandate requirements, with the penalty for failing to have qualified insurance eliminated starting in 2019. For 2018, the mandate remains, with the penalty set at $695 per adult or 2.5% of ...

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