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Tallahassee team supports Elder Care Services

Earlier this week, the Tallahassee office celebrated the upcoming holidays and our first PCG Cares event with a morning of service followed by a team lunch. The team, which included PCGers from Human Services and Education, volunteered with Elder Care Services of Tallahassee delivering meals to over...

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CMS releases more Marketplace guidance

Weeks after releasing proposed Marketplace regulations, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released its annual Draft Letter to Issuers in the Federally-facilitated Exchanges (Letter) for the 2019 plan year on November 27th. As is typical, the draft Letter provides operational and...

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American Hospital Association files lawsuit against the Department of Health and Human Services

On November 13, 2017, the American Hospital Association (AHS) and associated entities filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia challenging certain provisions of a final rule issued on November 1, 2017... On November 13, 2017, the American Hospital Association (AHS) and...

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CHIP funding crisis remains unresolved

Congressional authorization of Federal funds for CHIP expired on September 30, 2017. Nine million children depend on this program. States are now operating CHIP on carryover and redistribution payments from prior years. Congressional authorization of Federal funds for CHIP expired on September 30, 2...

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Public Consulting Group Selected for UK Government Framework for Management Consulting

The RM3745 Framework provides central government and public sector customers with a compliant route to market for acquiring consultancy advice and audit services directly from select providers, including PCG, through 2021. Boston, MA [November 27, 2017 – Public Consulting Group (PCG) today announced...

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CMS releases several major policy changes and expanded roles for states in its Proposed NBPP for 2019

At the end of October, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released its annual Proposed Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters (NBPP) for 2019 (along with accompanying guidance... At the end of October, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released its annual P...

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Impact of recent federal policy changes on open enrollment

The fifth open enrollment period (OEP 5) kicked off on November 1, 2017, with a shortened enrollment window compared to previous years. With only until December 15th to make eligibility and enrollment changes, states have been urging consumers to make selections early and seek assistance from applic...

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The latest news from D.C.

Following the failure in the Senate to pass various legislative proposals – the Better Care Reconciliation Act (the Senate version of repeal and replace), the straight repeal option , or the “skinny repeal” bill – last week, Senate leadership has continued to say that they are moving on to other age...

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U.S. District Court in Connecticut certifies nationwide class of Medicare beneficiaries in challenge to “observation status”

On July 31, 2017, the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut certified a nationwide class of Medicare beneficiaries who desire to challenge their placement on “observation status” during their hospital stays. Alexander v. Price, No. 3:11-cv-1703 (D. Conn. July 31,2017). On July 31, 2017...

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CMS proposes reductions in Medicaid allotments to states for hospitals’ uncompensated care

On July 28, 2017, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule to implement $43 billion in reductions in federal Medicaid allotments to state Medicaid agencies for payment adjustments to hospitals serving a disproportionate share of low-income persons. The reductions i...

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