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    PCG Offers Free Special Education Planning Resource to Aid Schools’ Reopening Preparations Amid Pandemic

    [Princeton, NJ] July 29, 2020 – Public Consulting Group, Inc. (PCG), a leading consulting firm supporting state and local education agencies across the country, today announced the launch of its Special Education Reentry Checklist: a free resource to help special education departments prepare for schools to reopen for the 2020–2021 school year amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

    • 30. July 2020
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    A U.S. Court of Appeals Panel Upholds Health and Human Services (HHS) Medicare Outpatient Off-Site Payment Reduction Policy

    On July 17, 2020, a panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia reversed a lower court decision and held that the HHS policy of reducing Medicare payment to off-site outpatient hospital sites for certain services did not have to be budget neutral.

    • 27. July 2020
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    PCG SigRED Vulnerability Announcement

    Recently, Microsoft announced a significant security vulnerability named SigRED related to its DNS (Domain Name System) service. The U.S. Government issued an emergency order for all federal agencies to patch the service within 24 hours, and state agencies are highly encouraged to follow the same process.

    • 21. July 2020
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    Rebalancing Child Welfare Services through Line Item Transferability

    In 2018, Congress passed the Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA), expanding federal funding for evidence-based prevention services and limiting federal funding for congregate care placements. FFPSA aims to rebalance the system toward more prevention and preservation, and away from foster care and congregate care when possible. While a handful of states have already implemented the act, most are still in planning stages.

    • 17. July 2020