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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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PCGCares: Giving back in 2016

December 2016 marks PCG’s 30th anniversary. To commemorate this important milestone, and to offer some humble thanks to our clients and the communities we serve, PCG embarked on a yearlong “30 for 30” initiative to give back to those in need. Our “30 for 30” campaign was comprised of two core pieces...

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Section 1332 State Innovation Waiver – Recent developments and the newly-released checklist

In follow-up to its letter to Governors regarding the Section 1332 Waiver opportunity, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Department of Treasury released a Section 1332 checklist on May 16 designed to help states pursue ACA State Innovation Waivers. Section 1332 of the ACA ...

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Electronic Visit Verification (EVV)

Keeping a Pulse on Providers While the medical well-being and cost benefits of home and community-based services (HCBS) are undeniable, the success of these programs is furthered when states implement technology-driven provider oversight approaches, like Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) systems, ...

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COVID-19 Health Services

Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Public Consulting Group (PCG) has established itself as a national leader in COVID-19 solutions. Our combined experience with project management, call center management, and human capital management have enabled PCG to quickly implement COVID-19 services acr...

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COVID-19 School Testing Services

COVID-19 Service Offerings As global responses to the COVID-19 pandemic continue, Public Consulting Group (PCG) is ready to partner with your organization to address its needs. We provide convenient COVID-19 applications and services to public entities, schools, and nonprofit and private organizatio...

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Transforming Child Welfare Services and Supports through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA)

The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) was signed into law on March 11, 2021. Properly utilized and implemented, these funds have the potential to substantially support and transform child welfare services to children and families, assist with the implementation of the Family First Prevention Services ...

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