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PCG Cares…about family

Our mission through PCG Cares has been to engage employees to support those most in need in our communities. As we look forward to the opportunities that lie ahead for PCG in 2019, we do so with the understanding that our future successes depend on our people.

16. January 2019
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    Federal district court judge in Texas declares entire Affordable Care Act (ACA) unconstitutional

    On the evening of Friday, December 14, 2018, U.S. Federal District Court Judge Reed O’Connor of the Northern District of Texas held, “The Court…declares the Individual Mandate (of the ACA) … unconstitutional”. In addition, the judge stated in his opinion, “Further, the Court declares the remaining provisions of the ACA…are inseverable and therefore invalid”. 

    • 20. December 2018
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    CMS issues guidance on Medicaid behavioral health delivery system reform

    On November 13, 2018, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released a letter to state Medicaid directors outlining a wide range of opportunities for states to design innovative delivery systems for adults and children with serious mental health conditions.

    • 16. November 2018
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    Proposed Medicaid managed care rules issued

    As expected, the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) issued proposed changes to the regulations governing Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) managed care last week. The changes follow a comprehensive overhaul of the regulations in 2016. CMS announced that the newest proposals seek to rollback certain changes made in 2016 in an effort to provide more flexibility for states.

    • 14. November 2018
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    Twelve Massachusetts Disproportionate Share Hospitals (DSH) win $6 million in Medicare reimbursement in federal district court

    On October 26, 2018, Judge Ketanji Jackson of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia ruled that certain patient days for individuals in the Commonwealth Care program should be included in calculating DSH Medicare reimbursement for 12 Massachusetts hospitals serving large numbers of poor patients. 

    • 1. November 2018