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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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    Maine Superior Court Justice orders state administration to carry out voter-approved Medicaid Expansion

    On Monday, June 4, 2018, Superior Court Justice Michaela Murphy ordered the Commissioner of the Maine Department of Health and Human Services to submit by June 11, 2018 a state plan to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)to provide expanded Medicaid eligibility to appropriate Maine residents pursuant to the Affordable Care Act (ACA).  

    • 7. June 2018
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    Twenty state attorneys general file federal lawsuit claiming elimination of mandate penalty renders the Affordable Care Act (ACA) unconstitutional

    On Monday, February 26, 2018, twenty states, led by the attorneys general of Texas and Wisconsin, sued officials of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), alleging that the law revoking the penalty aspect of the ACA’s individual mandate rendered the entire ACA unconstitutional.  The lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas. 

    • 2. March 2018
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    Kentucky governor files lawsuit in defense of Medicaid work requirement

    On February 23, 2018, Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky requesting that the court uphold the state’s newly imposed Medicaid work requirement.  The lawsuit was filed in response to the lawsuit previously filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia challenging the new eligibility requirement. The Commonwealth of Kentucky had not been included as a party to the prior action. 

    • 2. March 2018
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    U.S. District Court in Missouri invalidates Final Rule of CMS dealing with reduction of disproportionate-share payments

    On February 13, 2013, U.S. District Court Judge Brian Wimes in Missouri ruled that a CMS final rule that would require Missouri Hospitals’ DSH allotments to be reduced by any Medicare or commercial insurance was invalid. This ruling is one of several decisions in an ongoing battle by states in response to a CMS policy issuance in 2010 announcing the reduction, and a final rule in effect since June 1. 

    • 15. February 2018