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PCG Cares fosters community in February

While it was a short month, staff across the U.S. enjoyed taking time to support organizations we believe in through PCG Cares. Check out our latest round-up below for highlights from our February volunteer work. PCGers are always generous with volunteering their time to those in need, so it’s no su...

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PCG Cares Spotlight: Caleb Migombo’s 2019 volunteer experience in Tanzania

At PCG, we are guided by an unwavering commitment to our clients in the public sector. PCG Cares is an extension of that commitment, empowering each full-time employee to volunteer up to 32 hours each fiscal year to work with and support the communities we serve. We connected with Caleb Migombo on t...

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New Maryland law assists individuals to qualify for Medicaid automatically based on information on state tax return

On Monday, May 13, 2019, Governor Larry Hogan (R) signed a bill into law, which will automatically assist individuals to become enrolled in the state’s Medicaid program. The new law will permit a taxpayer to check a box on the state tax return which will cause the state’s health care exchange to det...

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Federal district court judge strikes down federal rule authorizing association health plans

On Thursday, March 28, 2019, Judge John D. Bates of the Federal District Court for the District of Columbia struck down a regulation of the U.S. Department of Labor that permitted small businesses to band together to create association health plans (AHPs) that did not meet the benefits requirements ...

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Home and Community-Based Settings Regulation – Heightened Scrutiny

The much-awaited guidance from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on Heightened Scrutiny was issued on March 22, 2019 (SMD#19-001). In the form of FAQs, the guidance “is designed to ensure that implementation decisions balance the need for robust stakeholder engagement with adminis...

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PCG at SXSW EDU: New insights on “equality,” “equity” -- and what they mean for education

“Equity” and “Equality” are two words that look alike, sound alike, and but for the difference of two letters, would be identical. But when it comes to delivering quality education for all children and young people, they are two words with profoundly different meanings and implications. However, man...

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PCG celebrates Women’s History Month

This March, we proudly participate in the annual celebration of Women’s History Month to honor the many achievements of women throughout history and examine the issues that affect women today. We thank the women of PCG for the productivity, resourcefulness, experience, and perspective they bring to ...

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Highlights from SXSW EDU 2019

PCG staff recently attended one of the education industry’s premier events, SXSW EDU, in Austin, Texas from March 4-7, 2019. After months of hard work and planning, this proved to be our biggest year yet. PCG kicked things off by hosting an exclusive dinner event on Monday, March 4th and sponsoring ...

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Arizona Appeals Court voids state law provisions allowing hospitals to impose liens on Medicaid injured recipients

On Tuesday, March 12, 2019, a three-judge panel of the Arizona Appeals Court held that Arizona statutes that allowed hospitals to impose liens on Arizona Medicaid recipients who suffered accidents in order to recover the difference between the Medicaid payments and the hospitals’ costs violated Fede...

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PCG at SXSW EDU: The transformational power of “presuming competence” in every student we teach

A friend of mine has what would be considered a significant disability: Mindy uses a wheelchair, has limited mobility, and communicates primarily by utilizing device she controls with the movement of her eyes to create text and speech output. She requires assistance from others to eat, get dressed, ...

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