The EPIC Awards are a quarterly employee recognition program designed to help bring the four tenets that define PCG’s ethos—Entrepreneurial Spirit, Passion, Impact, and Community—to life in a tangible way.
On Wednesday, December 23, 2020, U.S. District Court Judge Catherine Blake in Maryland blocked a Trump administration demonstration rule that was scheduled to take effect on January 1, 2021, with a temporary restraining order.
The concept of person-centered planning has been at play for decades, yet the publication of the Home and Community-based Services (HCBS) Settings Final Rule (“Final Rule”) in 2014 was the first time person-centeredness was explicitly tied to ongoing funding of home and community-based settings under the various Medicaid waiver authorities. As states work to comply with the Final Rule, agencies and service providers should embrace the important role they play in a state’s ability to make the shift to person-centeredness.
On Friday, September 25, 2020, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois held that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) improperly disallowed claims for $140 million in Medicaid reimbursements, because the method used by Illinois to adjust the particular payments was a reasonable interpretation of the Illinois state Medicaid plan.