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Maryland Attorney General sues federal government to protect the ACA

On Thursday, September 13, 2018, Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh filed a lawsuit in federal district court in Maryland requesting a declaratory judgment that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is constitutional, and a court order preventing the federal government from taking any action is inconsist...

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Public Consulting Group presents at HCBS Conference on using data analytics, best practices to reduce client abuse/neglect

BALTIMORE, August 27, 2018 – Better use of data analytics and “best practices frameworks” can address what a government inspector general recently called “a systemic problem” of abuse and neglect of elderly and disabled people in home and community based services (HCBS), new research by Public Consu...

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CCWIS Data Management

The final rule for the Comprehensive Child Welfare Information Systems (CCWIS) is more focused on the data rather than the system itself. This is an important change from the previous Statewide Automated Child Welfare Information System (SACWIS) focus, and one that will have significant impact to st...

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Federal Departments finalize rule to expand access to short-term health plans that are not ACA-Compliant

On August 1, 2018, the Department of the Treasury, the Department of Labor, and the Department of Health and Human Services jointly promulgated a final rule on Short-Term, Limited-Duration Insurance (STLDI). The final rule further amends the proposed rule released in February and seeks to carry out ...

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Four cities file a federal lawsuit against the Trump Administration for allegedly attempting to undermine the ACA

On August 2, 2018, the cities of Columbus, OH, Cincinnati, OH, Baltimore, MD, and Chicago, IL filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland claiming that the Trump Administration has persistently attempted “to undermine the Affordable Care Act (ACA).” On August 2, 2018, the...

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Lawsuit challenges U.S. Department of Labor regulation allowing small businesses to offer health plans that violate protections of the Affordable Care Act (ACA)

On July 26, 2018, 11 states (led by the attorneys general of New York and Massachusetts) and the District of Columbia filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia challenging a Department of Labor final rule that would allow small businesses to offer health plans providing...

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Opportunity Knocks: Recent Developments Child Welfare Agencies Need to Know About and Tips for Getting Started

A couple of opportunities are converging at the federal level that can collectively advance the sharing of data for better child welfare outcomes. First, the recent Comprehensive Child Welfare Information System (CCWIS) Final Rule provides funding for new child welfare systems that are more modular ...

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Focusing on Data Quality: Key Considerations for Child Welfare Agencies

The Comprehensive Child Welfare Information System (CCWIS) Final Rule represents the evolution of the earlier Statewide Automated Child Welfare Information System (SACWIS). It also represents a bit of a sea change. Moving the focus from monolithic automated information systems to shared data enables...

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Federal District Court Judge invalidates Kentucky’s work requirement in its approved Medicaid expansion program

On June 29, 2018, U.S. District Court Judge James Boasberg of the District of Columbia rejected Kentucky’s work requirement imposed as part of the state’s Medicaid expansion program under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). On June 29, 2018, U.S. District Court Judge James Boasberg of the District of Col...

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US District Court holds no private right of action under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)

On June 15, 2018, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia ruled that the HIPAA statute does not provide a private cause of action. A patient at a hospital in Washington, District of Columbia, claimed that the medical intake computer station violated HIPAA’s privacy protections. She file...

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