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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

1. June 2018
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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 the directions given in Executive Order 13813...

    • 9. August 2018
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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 states – with a focus primarily on State-based reinsurance and invisible high risk pool mechanisms.  That activity continues – though at a slower pace – with the recent waiver requests submitted by Wisconsin and Ohio.

    • 24. May 2018
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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 for states to document whether Medicaid payments in fee-for-service (FFS) delivery systems are sufficient to ensure appropriate access to services.

    • 26. April 2018
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    New federal grant opportunity to support state efforts to strengthen the private health insurance market

    On February 5, 2018, the Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight (CCIIO) released a new Notice of Funding Opportunity to support states as they implement several of the market reforms and consumer protections under Title I of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). This grant program is a follow-up to the Health Insurance Enforcement and Consumer Protections Grants funded in 2016. Specifically, the new grant program – known as the State Flexibility to Stabilize the Market Grant Program (“State Flexibility Grant Program”) – is intended to provide states with the opportunity to ensure their laws, regulations, and procedures align with federal requirements.

    • 27. February 2018