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PCG Cares: Making an impact in March

Throughout March, PCG Cares teams across the U.S. supported various nonprofit organizations in the core industries we also serve as a firm: education, health, and human services. Thanks to everyone that came together to make these events a success! See below for this month’s round-up of volunteer efforts.

30. April 2019
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    New Maryland law assists individuals to qualify for Medicaid automatically based on information on state tax return

    On Monday, May 13, 2019, Governor Larry Hogan (R) signed a bill into law, which will automatically assist individuals to become enrolled in the state’s Medicaid program. The new law will permit a taxpayer to check a box on the state tax return which will cause the state’s health care exchange to determine if the person qualifies for Medicaid, based on the information in the tax return.

    • 20. May 2019
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    Federal district court judge strikes down federal rule authorizing association health plans

    On Thursday, March 28, 2019, Judge John D. Bates of the Federal District Court for the District of Columbia struck down a regulation of the U.S. Department of Labor that permitted small businesses to band together to create association health plans (AHPs) that did not meet the benefits requirements of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

    • 3. April 2019
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    Arizona Appeals Court voids state law provisions allowing hospitals to impose liens on Medicaid injured recipients

    On Tuesday, March 12, 2019, a three-judge panel of the Arizona Appeals Court held that Arizona statutes that allowed hospitals to impose liens on Arizona Medicaid recipients who suffered accidents in order to recover the difference between the Medicaid payments and the hospitals’ costs violated Federal law. 

    • 19. March 2019
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    CMS offers new model for emergency medical triage and transportation

    On February 14, 2019, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), outlined a new model for emergency medical triage, treatment, and transportation services. CMS will offer Medicare reimbursement through the new model to transport patients to hospital emergency departments as well as other destinations appropriate to patient needs, such as primary care physicians and urgent care clinics.

    • 21. February 2019