Boston, MA, April, 2012 – The Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities has selected PCG Public Partnerships, LLC (PPL) to design and conduct statewide training, including national best practices for support brokers and other stakeholders involved in the state’s Self-Empowered Life Funding (SELF) waiver program. This represents PPL’s first project in Ohio. PPL supports consumer self direction programs in 20 other states. More information is available at firstname.lastname@example.org. [More]
Washington, D.C., March 6,2012 – U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis recently announced a $12 million grant program through the Workforce Data Quality Initiative to help states build or expand longitudinal databases that link workforce and education data to improve understanding about the performance of workforce development programs among those who benefit from and make decisions about them. [More]
On February 21, 2012, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that seven organizations will receive a total of $639 million in federal low-interest loans to launch new, consumer-governed health insurance plans in eight states. The plans, authorized by the Affordable Care Act (ACA), are scheduled to open for business in 2014 and primarily will serve people under age 65 in the individual and small-group insurance markets. [More]
Sacramento, CA February 23, 2012 – Public Consulting Group (PCG) today announced that the Georgia Technology Authority (GTA), on behalf of the Georgia Department of Community Health (DCH) has awarded its PCG Technology Consulting (PCG TC) division a contract to carry out Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V) on its Health Care Eligibility System project. This is a four-year contract for PCG in Atlanta that started in January, 2012.
Sacramento, CA, February, 2012 – The California Department of Transportation, owner and operator of the CA highway and freeway system, has awarded PCG Technology Consulting (PCG TC) a two-year Independent Verification & Validation (IV&V) contract for its Construction Management System (CMS) project. The department currently administers highway construction contract payments totaling just over $2.1 billion per year. For more information, contact email@example.com.
Boston, MA, January, 2012 – PCG Health was recently selected as the state of California’s Health Care Options (HCO) Program consultant. HCO coordinates activities in the managed care counties that include outreach, oversight of beneficiary education, and processing plan enrollment and disenrollments. PCG will help the program to define a business model to ensure that its Enrollment Broker contract has the ability to accommodate health care reform changes to Medi-Cal over the coming years. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Austin, TX, January, 2012 – The Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD) has awarded PCG Health a contract to complete a rate study for community-based rates for mental health and substance abuse services. This project is mandated as a result of a federal settlement agreement filed by advocates that questioned the adequacy of community-based service delivery options. As part of the settlement agreement, DBHDD is required to hire an outside contractor to develop rates that will adequately reimburse providers their cost for the provision of services and sufficiently recognizes the resource and acuity differences depending upon the service setting, practitioner rendering the services, and geographic differences across the state, among other pertinent factors. For more information, contact email@example.com
Objective: This article summarizes the main points of the recent legislation reauthorizing Title IV-B of the Social Security Act and reinstating waiver authority to Health and Human Services (HHS), known as the Child and Family Services Improvement and Innovation Act (CFSII) and points out several modifications that child welfare agencies should be aware of. [More]
Lodz, Poland, January, 2012 – Public Consulting Group (PCG) has signed a reseller agreement with Librus – one of Poland’s premier IT companies focused on education – to distribute PCG’s EdPlan Special Education management system to schools and local governments in Poland. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tallahassee, FL, January, 2012 – The Florida Department of Education has contracted with PCG Education to support 10 rural school districts to build internal leadership capacity to assist in their school turnaround efforts. The 18-month project includes development, dissemination, and use of customized training modules and a rural leadership model for the state of Florida. PCG is partnering with three FL consortia partners to provide onsite professional development and strategic planning support to leadership teams in the participating district. [More]