Patsy Crawford, Director of Legal Services, PCG Education, has over 30 years of legal experience and is responsible for providing legal and regulatory compliance support to the PCG Education management team. Since joining the firm in 1997, Patsy has worked closely with school district administrators and PCG Education managers and consultants to coordinate with state and federal Medicaid agencies to protect and improve billing programs for school districts. She has provided direct legal support to PCG Education projects in multiple states across the country. She prepares the PCG Education Legal Brief newsletter that provides legal and regulatory updates on Medicaid and education issues and is distributed to school districts throughout the country. Patsy authors content for the PCG Education Resource Center (http://www.publicconsultinggroup.com/news/default.aspx/educationlaw/), which provides an online ‘library’ of legal resources and news updates for PCG staff and the education community. From 1997 to 2003, Patsy served as Project Operations Manager for the Chicago Public Schools Health Services Management program and was instrumental in achieving revision of Illinois rules to enhance school-based Medicaid billing. She served as Project Manager for Saint Paul Public Schools for two years and helped to implement the first installation of PCG’s EasyTrac™ electronic service documentation tool for Medicaid fee-for-service billing. Patsy also developed the first concept of PCG’s EasyAOC™ electronic documentation tool for Medicaid administrative claiming. She was instrumental in significantly expanding PCG Education’s client base in Illinois.
Prior to joining PCG, Patsy gained extensive experience in health law, including Medicaid, as an attorney for the State of California. As staff attorney for the California health department, she conducted legal research and drafted opinions interpreting existing and pending State legislation. She worked with the State Attorney General as necessary to enforce the State’s licensing and certification standards for health care facilities. She also served as a team leader for one of several multi-disciplinary task forces assigned by the Governor to investigate allegations of fraud and abuse in the State’s nursing homes, which resulted in enhancements to the State’s monitoring and enforcement procedures. Patsy worked with the California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development to enforce hospitals’ compliance with federal Hill-Burton requirements for the delivery of health care to indigent citizens. She also worked with the State’s medical assistance commission to establish a statewide managed care network for Medicaid beneficiaries. After leaving State service, Patsy worked for over ten years developing managed health care provider networks across the country. In Illinois, she worked with an organization of community health centers to establish a statewide Medicaid managed care network of primary care providers.
Patsy has been selected by the National Association of School Nurses and the Illinois Alliance of Administrators of Special Education to give presentations on school-based Medicaid billing. She is licensed to practice law in Illinois and California. She is also a member of the American Bar Association and serves on the Government Affairs Committee of the National Alliance of Medicaid in Education. Patsy received her law degree from the University of California at Davis. She obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from the University of California at Riverside.
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