tenncare

Press release from the Tennessee Democratic Party; August 30, 2012:  NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan aren’t the only Republican politicians with a plan to end Medicare as we know it. Earlier this year, Tennessee Republicans, including state Rep. Jim Gotto, co-sponsored the Health Care Compact bill (HB0369/SB0326), an extreme measure that endangers […]

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Former Gov. Phil Bredesen said a report critical of the tax variances awarded by former Revenue Commissioner Reagan Farr was motivated by politics. Bredesen made the comments following a discussion Tuesday with students at the University of the South in Sewanee.

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Gov. Bill Haslam said he had been told specific legislation would be required for the federal government to release $82 million in TennCare funds owed to the state. Haslam said getting such a bill passed “will be difficult.” Cuts to Tennessee’s version of Medicaid are expected.

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Middle-income families are the ones facing the most pressure on tuition increases at state colleges and universities, Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam said Friday. And he reiterated a theme he’s been hitting on a lot lately — that health care costs are the reason higher education is getting financially squeezed in Tennessee. Haslam was commenting on […]

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Gov. Bill Haslam said Tuesday his conversations with legislators “have been very positive” regarding his budget proposal that will be addressed head-on in the next few days. Haslam, capitalizing on a recent increase in revenues, unveiled an amendment this week to his original $30.2 billion budget plan announced in March. It includes $71.3 million in […]

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Compared to other states, the governor says he’s happy with “the position we’re in.” Nevertheless, there’s “a $1 billion-plus hole” to fill, and “that is a real number,” Haslam told Tennessee legislators Monday night.

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State of Tennessee Notice of Change in TennCare II Demonstration; Jan. 28, 2011: The Commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Finance and Administration is providing official notification, pursuant to 42 CFR § 447.205 and 59 Fed. Reg. 49249, concerning intent to file an amendment to the TennCare II Demonstration and its State plan. The amendment […]

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A mere 12 days into the New Year, Tennessee has already seen plenty of TennCare fraud news, from “doctor shopping” to one case in which a health worker was sentenced to eight years in prison. In that case, a home health care worker was fired from his job, but managed to get his wife hired […]

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Press Release from the State of Tennessee, Oct. 20, 2010: Tennessee is the Second State to Receive Approval NASHVILLE – TennCare officials announced today that Tennessee received federal approval to move forward with the Bureau’s Electronic Health Record (EHR) provider incentive program. Tennessee is the second state in the country to receive approval of its […]

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State of Tennessee Press Release, September 3, 2010: NASHVILLE — A new report shows continued improvement in the overall quality of health care provided to TennCare members through their managed care organizations. The report, 2010 HEDIS/CAHPS Report: A Comparative Analysis of Audited Results from TennCare Managed Care Organizations (MCOs), shows an increase in all child […]

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Press Release from the State of Tennessee, Jul 01, 2010: NASHVILLE – TennCare announced today that federal officials have approved Tennessee’s proposal to draw federal matching dollars in association with a new hospital assessment fee. As a result, TennCare will avoid benefit changes for enrollees and reductions in provider reimbursement rates that would have otherwise […]

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A consensus appears to have formed that the current leadership at TennCare has adroitly managed the operation — and the days of upheaval seem to have subsided, for now. But the new governor will find that cost-containment problems have not been solved.

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