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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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CMS Proposes Changes to Rules related to Medicaid Access to Care Requirements

On March 23rd, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule that would exempt states from requirements to analyze and monitor access to care in the Medicaid program under certain circumstances. The proposal seeks to amend 42 CFR 447.203(b), which sets forth the process...

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Public Consulting Group hosts Job Mentoring Course for North Carolina Middle School Students

On March 27 th , 2018, Public Consulting Group (PCG), as a part of the North Carolina Business Community for Education (NCBCE)’s statewide Students@Work Initiative, hosted a group of 14 middle school students in its Raleigh office for a crash course in the world of public sector consulting. Througho...

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Clarkson Staff Gives Blood to Save Lives

Members of the Clarkston, WA Social Security Advocacy Management Services (SSAMS™) team partnered with the Inland Northwest (NW) Blood Center in an organized blood drive. The Blood Center brought one of their mobile donation buses to the PCG office and coordinated donations throughout the day on Mar...

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Health Proposal Center Team Volunteers at Boston Health Care for the Homeless

The Health Proposal Center has been volunteering with Boston Health Care for the Homeless (BHCH), a well-known healthcare clinic and respite care shelter specifically catering to homeless men, women, and children, for the past few fiscal quarters. On Friday, March 16th, the team played bingo with th...

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Boston Staff Springs into Service

Shout out to PCG Cares Boston! On Friday, March 23rd, several Boston staffers volunteered at City Year Boston for the Spring into Service Event. Volunteers made bookmarks and created and assembled MCAS supply goody bags for students in five Boston Public Schools. Groups also put together shelving fo...

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