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Behavioral Threat Assessment team wins PCG’s first EPIC Award for their Entrepreneurial Spirit

PCG has launched a new quarterly employee recognition program for Fiscal Year 2020, called the EPIC Awards. Focused on a different theme each quarter, the EPIC Awards are designed to help bring the four tenets that define PCG’s mission—Entrepreneurial Spirit, Passion, Impact, and Community—to life in a tangible way.

3. October 2019
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    Recent federal court happenings affecting Medicare reimbursement

    On September 16, 2019, a federal district court judge in the District of Columbia removed a policy of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) that lowered the amounts off-campus, hospital-based clinics can receive for treating Medicare patients. 

    • 2. October 2019
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    The District of Columbia United States Circuit Court of Appeals reinstates the Medicaid Disproportionate Share (DSH) payment rule

    On August 13, 2019, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals overturned a lower court’s nationwide injunction order that had vacated a Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) final rule that permitted payments from Medicare and private insurers to be included in calculating the hospital-specific limit on Medicaid DSH payments.

    • 23. August 2019
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    U.S. District Court judge blocks NH Medicaid work requirements

    On July 29, 2019, U.S. District Court Judge James E. Boasberg, D.C., held that work requirements intended to go into effect in New Hampshire could not be implemented because of a failure to adequately consider the effect on Medicaid coverage. Judge Boasberg previously blocked work requirements scheduled in Kentucky and Arkansas. Those cases were Gresham v. Azar, No. 18-1900 (JEB) (D.D.C. Mar. 27, 2019) and Stewart v. Azar, No. 18-152 (JEB) (D.D.C. Mar. 27, 2019). 

    • 9. August 2019
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    Federal district court judge upholds Trump administration rule expanding use of short-term health plans

    On Friday, July 20, 2019, U.S. District Court Judge Richard J. Leon in Washington, D.C. ruled that the expansion of short-term health plans by the Trump administration caused “minimal” difficulty and found that their “benefits are undeniable.” The expansion permits short-term health insurance plans that generally are less costly than those provided under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) but are less comprehensive.

    • 30. July 2019