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Recent Federal health policy developments

There were several significant health policy developments at the Federal level this month, including a Presidential Executive Order, the announcement that the administration will no longer fund Cost Sharing Reductions (CSRs) and the release of the bipartisan effort to stabilize health insurance mark...

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Insights from the annual National Academy for State Health Policy (#NASHPCONF17)

PCG subject matter experts were in Portland, Oregon last week at the 30th annual #NASHPCONF17. With a focus on guiding state policy makers though the changing health policy landscape, #NASHPCONF17 provided a break from the day to day, reactionary work to adjust to federal policy. PCG subject matter ...

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PCG Continues Relief Efforts in Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands after Hurricane Maria

Boston, MA, October 24, 2017 - Public Consulting Group (PCG), in continuing a long, unwavering tradition of commitment to the people and places it serves, has donated $133,931 to relief efforts in Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands after Hurricane Maria. This figure includes personal donations by...

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Support for the New CASE Specification Announced

Boston, MA, June 17 - Public Consulting Group, Inc. (PCG), in collaboration with HMH, D2L, ACT, SchoolCity, Capella University, Trinity Education Group (TEG), SAFARI Montage, Instructure, Elumen, Learning Objects, IBM, Pearson, the Georgia Department of Education, Houston Independent School District...

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Major Health Policy Developments coming out of the Federal Administration

While Congressional efforts to change or repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) continue to be stalled, the federal administration announced two significant health policy developments at the end of last week – an Executive Order aimed at promoting access to plans not subject to ...

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Bipartisan ACA stabilization plan emerges in Senate

On October 17, 2017, U.S. Senators Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Patty Murray (D-WA) announced an agreement in principle on a bipartisan bill that is under consideration within the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. If enacted, the bill would... On October 17, 2017, U.S. Senato...

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Bipartisan Support for Child Protection Improvements Act Passes in the Senate

On October 16, 2017, the Child Protection Improvements Act (S. 705) was introduced by Senators Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and Al Franken (D-MN) and was passed in the Senate by unanimous consent. This bill amends the National Child Protection Act of 1993 to establish a national criminal history background ch...

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Legislators Tour PCG Public Partnership’s Multi-Lingual Call Center

SEATTLE — Washington state lawmakers representing the state’s most ethnically diverse legislative district in the state recently toured PCG Public Partnership’s Multi-Lingual Call Center, learning more about the variety of language services available to Washington state agencies. “Helping people is ...

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Congress takes steps to reauthorize CHIP

On October 4, 2017, the U.S. Senate Finance Committee approved a bill that would reauthorize federal funding through FFY 2022 for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), a program that currently serves over nine million low-income children. New funding authorization for CHIP expired on Septe...

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Improving outcomes with data and financial incentives around the world

Data driven decision making, long the norm in the private sector, is becoming prevalent in the public sector. This is true not only here at home, but also around the world as many countries grapple with how to improve outcomes while living within constrained budgets. Evidence-based policy making, us...

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