Sacramento County Sheriff Dept Awards Procurement Support Contract to PCG Technology Consulting

Sacramento, CA, September, 2012 – The Civil Bureau of the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department recently awarded a contract to PCG Technology Consulting (PCG TC) for procurement support services for a new Automated Civil System (ACS). PCG TC will facilitate development of a requirements set to be included in the procurement document; develop the procurement and evaluation strategies, and assist the County in negotiations with the successful proposer. [More]

Tuxedo UFSD Awards Strategic Planning Contract to PCG Education

Boston, MA, September, 2012 – The Tuxedo Union Free School District has awarded a contract to PCG Education to help the district identify, explore, and rank future pathways for a high school currently facing shrinking enrollment. PCG will facilitate the development of a plan that includes innovative ways to keep enrollment up while maintaining quality educational opportunities for all students. [More]

North Carolina Office of Early Learning Awards Contract to PCG Human Services

Boston, MA, September, 2012 – The North Carolina Office of Early Learning has awarded a contract to PCG Human Services’ Early Childhood team to provide a comprehensive service delivery assessment for services delivered to children with sensory loss ages 0-5 in North Carolina. The project will include a staffing review, service analysis, and revenue feasibility study. [More]

HHS Finalizes Coding Rules

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) finalized rules in the Federal Register on September 5, 2012 that require use of unique, standardized health plan codes to be used for all health plans, to promote greater efficiency in medical billing and coordination of benefits.The final rules also specify circumstances under which prescribers must disclose national provider identifiers (NPIs), to address Medicare Part D billing issues, and postpone the ICD-10-CM diagnosis coding and ICD-10-PCS procedure coding compliance dates from October 1, 2013 to October 1, 2014, to give providers and health plans more time to prepare and fully test their billing and payment systems. [More]

CMS Finalizes Rules on Electronic Health Records

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published final rules in the September 4, 2012 Federal Register on “stage 2” criteria that eligible professionals, general hospitals, and critical access hospitals must meet to qualify for Medicare and Medicaid incentive payments for the adoption and meaningful use of electronic health record (EHR) systems. The rules are authorized under Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) provisions of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009. [More]

Eight States Win $765 Million in ACA Exchange Grants

The Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight (CCIIO) announced on August 23, 2012 that California, Connecticut, Hawaii, Iowa, Maryland, Nevada, New York, and Vermont have won an additional $765 million in health insurance exchange establishment grants. California, Hawaii, Iowa, and New York received substantial increments in “level one” grants. Connecticut, Maryland, Nevada, and Vermont won their first “level two” grants, multi-year awards to States demonstrating excellent progress in level one. [More]