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Enjoying spring with PCG Cares in April

With the first signs of spring in the air, PCG Cares teams in Nashville, Chicago, Indianapolis, and Phoenix were busy getting involved in their communities both indoors and outdoors this April. Read on for a selection of our volunteer experiences for the month.

31. May 2019
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    Home and Community-Based Settings Regulation – Heightened Scrutiny

    The much-awaited guidance from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on Heightened Scrutiny was issued on March 22, 2019 (SMD#19-001). In the form of FAQs, the guidance “is designed to ensure that implementation decisions balance the need for robust stakeholder engagement with administrative feasibility.”

    • 29. March 2019
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    CMS offers new model for emergency medical triage and transportation

    On February 14, 2019, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), outlined a new model for emergency medical triage, treatment, and transportation services. CMS will offer Medicare reimbursement through the new model to transport patients to hospital emergency departments as well as other destinations appropriate to patient needs, such as primary care physicians and urgent care clinics.

    • 21. February 2019
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    CMS issues guidance on Medicaid behavioral health delivery system reform

    On November 13, 2018, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released a letter to state Medicaid directors outlining a wide range of opportunities for states to design innovative delivery systems for adults and children with serious mental health conditions.

    • 16. November 2018
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    Proposed Medicaid managed care rules issued

    As expected, the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) issued proposed changes to the regulations governing Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) managed care last week. The changes follow a comprehensive overhaul of the regulations in 2016. CMS announced that the newest proposals seek to rollback certain changes made in 2016 in an effort to provide more flexibility for states.

    • 14. November 2018