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Taking the initiative with PCG Cares in May

To keep up the great momentum so far this year, PCG Cares teams in Asheville, Albany, Princeton, and Harrisburg took action in their local communities by helping those in need this May. Read on for a selection of our volunteer involvement for the month. PCG Cares Asheville joined the American Red Cross on Friday May 3, 2019, for Sound the Alarm – a home fire safety and smoke alarm installation event.

22. July 2019
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    U.S. Supreme Court strikes down 2014 regulation that reduced Medicare Disproportionate Share Hospital (DSH) payments

    On Monday, June 3, 2019, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld a Court of Appeals ruling that stated a 2014 regulation of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) – that reduced DSH payments to hospitals servicing indigent patients – should be removed for failure to follow proper notice and comment requirements. 

    • 20. June 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