Boston, MA, January, 2013 – The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded $1.5 billion to states to support health insurance marketplace building efforts. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires that each state have a health insurance exchange (Exchange) operating beginning in 2014. Among the grants awarded, the state of Delaware, a PCG Health client, has received two Level One Exchange Establishment Grants. [More]
Sacramento, CA, August, 2012 – The Nevada Silver State Health Insurance Exchange has selected PCG Technology Consulting (PCG TC) to provide Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V) services for its Business Operations Solution (BOS). For more information, contact email@example.com. [More]
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]
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The Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight (CCIIO) released on August 14 its final “Blueprint for Approval of Affordable State-based and State Partnership Exchanges” under Title I of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The “blueprint” requires applications from States electing to fully operate Exchanges as well as States electing to perform selected exchange functions in partnership with a “Federally-facilitated Exchange (FFE).” [More]
Boston, MA, May, 2012 – The Rhode Island Executive Office of Health and Human Services (RI EOHHS) has awarded a contract to PCG Health to provide a Project Management Office (PMO) to oversee development and implementation of the EOHHS/Medicaid components of the new Health Insurance Exchange/Integrated Eligibility System the state is currently procuring. Work will begin in June. PCG Health will also oversee major enhancements to the state’s MMIS project. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued on March 12 a draft copy of final rules on state health insurance exchanges under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The final rules are scheduled to be published officially in the Federal Register on March 27, to be effective 60 days later. HHS may consider additional comments for up to 45 days after publication on nine “interim final” provisions within the rules. [More]
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced on February 27 that it anticipates extensions in funding opportunities under the Level One and Level Two Health Insurance Exchange Establishment grant programs. The new timetable will include ten grant application deadlines ranging from August 1, 2012 to November 3, 2014 for Level One and Level Two. Prior CMS guidance had said that the final Level One deadline would be in June. [More]
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued on July 11 a draft copy of proposed rules on state health insurance exchanges under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The proposed rules are scheduled to be published officially in the Federal Register on July 15 with a 75-day period for public comments. The proposed rules are designed to implement provisions of the ACA which afford states flexibility in methods of facilitating access to affordable coverage for qualified individuals and small businesses in 2014. [More]
The Nevada Senate and Assembly have unanimously passed legislation (S.B. 440) to establish a health insurance exchange. The legislation went forward to Governor Brian Sandoval on June 4. It creates a Nevada Exchange governed by a Board of Directors consisting of five voting members appointed by the Governor, one voting member appointed by the Senate Majority Leader, and one voting member appointed by the Speaker of the Assembly. [More]
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Governor Peter Shumlin signed legislation (H. 202) on May 26 that creates a health insurance exchange under requirements of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) as well as a five-member board which is to design options and recommendations for the development of a universal state-sponsored program that would offer health insurance benefits to all Vermont residents through a single payment system with uniform payment methods creating incentives for integrated, cost-effective care. The board is to be appointed by October. The board’s initial recommendations concerning the financing and operations of the single payment system are to be presented to the Vermont legislature by January 15, 2013. The single payment system could be implemented by 2017 if additional state legislation is enacted in 2013 and Vermont obtains multiple federal waivers under the ACA, Medicare, and Medicaid.