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PCG celebrates Women’s History Month

This March, we proudly participate in the annual celebration of Women’s History Month to honor the many achievements of women throughout history and examine the issues that affect women today. We thank the women of PCG for the productivity, resourcefulness, experience, and perspective they bring to our many projects! Our firm and clients benefit tremendously from their hard work.

22. March 2019
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    Federal judge blocks approval of work requirements in expanded Medicaid programs of AR and KY

    On March 27, 2019, Federal District Court Judge James E. Boasberg, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, issued two comprehensive decisions blocking work requirements that had been approved for the expanded Medicaid programs of Arkansas and Kentucky by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). 

    • 3. April 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
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    HHS releases proposed rules on electronic health data

    On February 11, 2019, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), released proposed rules on appropriate access, exchange, and use of data obtained through electronic health records. ONC’s proposed rules would implement provisions in Title IV of the 21st Century Cures Act, which prohibits improper technical barriers to information exchange, often referred to as “information blocking.”

    • 15. February 2019
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    Lawsuit challenges new rule cutting Medicare payments for some services at off-campus hospital sites

    On January 18, 2019, 38 hospitals filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia challenging a final rule of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), which went into effect on January 1, 2019.

    • 24. January 2019