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5th Circuit Court of Appeals Upholds Provider Fee That States Pay Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to Receive Federal Reimbursement for Managed Care Organization (MCO) Payments

On Friday, July 31, 2020, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit overturned a lower court decision and upheld the provider fee that states are required to pay under Section 9010 of the ACA, on behalf of MCOs, in order for the states to receive federal reimbursement for payments to the MCOs....

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PCG Expands Contact Tracing Services with Latest Project Award in New Jersey

Boston, MA, August 4, 2020 – Public Consulting Group, Inc. (PCG), a leading provider of solutions implementation and operations improvement services to the public sector, is pleased to announce that it has been awarded the contract to support the State of New Jersey’s COVID-19 contact tracing initia...

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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 sc...

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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. On July 17, 2020, a panel of the...

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Trump Administration Requests the U.S. Supreme Court to Reinstate Arkansas Medicaid Work Requirements

On Tuesday, July 14, 2020, the Trump Administration and the Arkansas Attorney General filed requests to the U.S. Supreme Court to reinstate Medicaid work requirements in Arkansas. On Tuesday, July 14, 2020, the Trump Administration and the Arkansas Attorney General filed requests to the U.S. Supreme...

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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 pr...

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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 ca...

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TANF and SNAP Flexibility During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The estimated economic impacts of the COVID-19 emergency are staggering—millions of Americans are out of work or experiencing a decrease in hours. Thousands of businesses are shuttered and some may never reopen. Over 16 million new people have applied for unemployment since March, roughly half of th...

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U.S. District Court in Wisconsin holds that DHHS is not bound by ALJ decision

On Monday, July 6, 2020, the U.S District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin held that the United States Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is allowed to deny Medicare payment for a brain cancer patient’s treatment despite approval of similar claims by an administrative law judg...

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