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Program Consulting

Helping low-income families achieve self-sufficiency is the most important jobs of public assistance agencies. PCG can help your agency review its policies to ensure they provide the most flexibility to help clients achieve success. This includes reviewing TANF Work Participation rules and regulatio...

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Program Consulting

We all want to live in our own homes, in communities where we participate fully, this includes access to employment. PCG works with states and providers to design, develop, refine and oversee programs that support people with disabilities and elders, working with states to be inclusive of and respon...

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Program Consulting

Every child and family has different needs and differing ability to respond to services and treatment. State and local child welfare agencies and service providers must have the knowledge, funding, and capacity to deliver the help children and their caregivers need to thrive. PCG helps states and lo...

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Program Consulting

In today’s environment of increased accountability combined with the science of brain development and the influence of program and provider quality on both, PCG offers practical strategies and processes for ensuring not only program compliance, but program growth and the achievement of both child an...

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Recently proposed JOBS Act could signal coming TANF reforms

Momentum has been building for several years to reform the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program, and many consider the recently proposed Jobs and Opportunity with Benefits and Services for Success (JOBS) Act to be an indicator of coming reforms. The House Ways and Means committee r...

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CMS Releases Final Exchange Guidance

On April 9, 2018, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the long-awaited final Exchange guidance for the 2019 plan year – the final Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters for 2019 (NBPP) and the final Letter to Issuers in the Federally-facilitated Exchanges (Letter). Toge...

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A look back at major developments in health policy during 2017, and a preview of 2018

In the following roundup, PCG health policy subject matter experts reflect upon major policy shifts and changes that have occurred in 2017, as well as preview policy developments expected in 2018. With major announcements that will affect 2018 just within the past couple of months, our subject matte...

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The latest news from D.C.

Following the failure in the Senate to pass various legislative proposals – the Better Care Reconciliation Act (the Senate version of repeal and replace), the straight repeal option , or the “skinny repeal” bill – last week, Senate leadership has continued to say that they are moving on to other age...

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Developments in Section 1332 State Innovation Waivers

Progress has continued on state efforts to secure Section 1332 State Innovation Waivers. Oregon submitted a waiver application at the end of August, seeking support for a state-based reinsurance program, and that application has since been determined complete. Iowa submitted two recent updates to it...

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Balance billing – a new report on recent efforts by state

PCG subject matter experts recently completed a survey report entitled “Balance Billing: Report of Recent Efforts to Protect Consumers . ” The practice of balance billing is historically commonplace, but increased scrutiny on rising out of pocket health care costs is driving efforts to provide great...

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