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    U.S. Supreme Court strikes down 2014 regulation that reduced Medicare Disproportionate Share Hospital (DSH) payments

    On Monday, June 3, 2019, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld a Court of Appeals ruling that stated a 2014 regulation of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) – that reduced DSH payments to hospitals servicing indigent patients – should be removed for failure to follow proper notice and comment requirements. 

    • 20. June 2019
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    Rethinking Confidentiality in Child Welfare Courtrooms

    Confidentiality in juvenile and family courts is the focus of a two-part series by Public Consulting Group’s Judge James Payne, recently published by the Chronicle of Social Change. In the series, Judge Payne first explores the historical context of confidentiality in juvenile courts—a predilection which dates back more than a century. He then details some of the societal changes, such as advances in technology and communications, that warrant a reevaluation of the need for confidentiality in today’s juvenile and family courtrooms. 

    • 4. June 2019
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    PCG named gold medal winner in the 2019 IMS Global Learning Impact Awards

    We are proud to share that PCG’s finalist entry in the Scaling Pedagogical Knowledge and Practice category was selected as a gold medal winner in the 2019 IMS Global Learning Impact Awards for its work with Teach Every Child Connector (SII) in partnership with Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) in Florida.  

    • 31. May 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