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States seek to intervene in House v. Price lawsuit

On May 18, 2017, 15 states and the District of Columbia filed a motion to intervene in House v. Price , a lawsuit threatening the availability of federal funds (about $9 billion in 2017) for cost-sharing reduction (CSR) payments to health insurers under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The lawsuit per...

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Administration releases the proposed rule on association health plans

On January 4, the administration released the anticipated proposed rule broadening the ERISA definition of “employer” and expanding the options for small employers seeking insurance coverage, as foreshadowed in the President’s executive order on October 12, 2017. On January 4, the administration rel...

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Budget – Money Is Not the Problem but It’s Not the Solution Either

For the past decade, funding has been a challenge at every level of government—local, state, and federal. The recession of 2008 was a particularly difficult time for funding across all levels of government, but it was arguably most difficult on the child welfare system as many jurisdictions had to d...

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Foster Care Crisis - What’s an Agency to Do? Part 1

Child welfare agencies in jurisdictions across the country face a growing foster care crisis: decreasing numbers of licensed foster homes can’t support the increasing demand for licensed out of home placement, fueled, in part, by the opioid and prescription drug crisis. What is causing this shift in...

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Public Consulting Group wins Intranet Upgrade Contract with Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Public Consulting Group (PCG) is honoured to announce that its Technology Solutions unit has won a contract with Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust to develop an upgraded Intranet serving the hospital’s 3,000 staff. By streamlining and optimising access to hundreds of policy and procedure docume...

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PCG at SXSW EDU 2018: 5 sessions on how all students can succeed

Whether it’s “no child left behind” or “every student succeeds,” our country has long embraced—and legislated—the principle that in U.S. schools, all students deserve to succeed. Here at PCG, we have always believed “all means all.” All students in special education. All English language learners. A...

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Congress reauthorizes the Children’s Health Insurance Program

On January 22, 2018, Congress reauthorized funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) through Federal fiscal year (FFY) 2023. The CHIP provisions are included as the Healthy Kids Act under H.R. 195, Division C. Division B extends a short-term continuing resolution (CR), which was nec...

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Public Consulting Group to Take Part in Four Sessions at SXSWedu

Public Consulting Group (PCG) today announced that it has been selected to present at SXSWedu, the leading education conference in Austin, Texas, in March, for the second year in a row. This year, PCG will lead four innovative sessions, once again bringing together thought leaders and experts from a...

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Trends defined through most recent Adoptions and Foster Care Analysis Reporting System (AFCARS) data

The latest compilation of data from the AFCARS report demonstrates a double digit increase in the number of children within the foster care system over the last 10 years. A critical factor in that increase relates to the current opioid epidemic, which is affecting all states and their child welfare ...

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CMS issues guidelines on mandating work and community engagement under Medicaid and approves the first work requirement waiver

On January 11, 2018, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) distributed a State Medicaid Director letter outlining new guidelines for states about mandating work and other community engagement activities for adult Medicaid beneficiaries who are not aged, disabled, or pregnant. CMS defi...

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