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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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The Government Accountability Office issues recommendations on fraud prevention

On December 5, 2017, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) issued a a report on Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) fraud prevention efforts, recommending that CMS more closely align its approach with the Fraud Risk Framework put forth by the GAO in 2015. Medicaid and Medicare frau...

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Federal Court in Tennessee invalidates billing threshold for enhanced Medicaid payments to physicians

On January 24, 2018, a Federal District Court in Tennessee held that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) improperly included a billing threshold requirement in a final rule concerning whether physicians received an enhanced Medicaid rate for primary care services under a provision o...

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Insights from PCG’s Josh Ellis: Solving the Teacher Shortage

What is EdForce and how does it address the current shortage of K-12 teachers? From California to Virginia, states are experiencing a severe shortage of K-12 teachers. According to the Learning Policy Institute’s most recent data (2009-14), enrollment in teacher education programs have dropped from ...

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