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First reported Aug 15 2014 - Updated Aug 15 2014 - 1 reports

Tennessee blames feds for TennCare delays

Accused of creating monthslong delays for thousands of Tennesseans trying to apply for Medicaid, TennCare officials named in a federal lawsuit said Thursday that another name needs to be topping the lawsuit: The federal government.In a memo filed Thursday ... [Published North Georgia Times Free Press - Aug 15 2014]
First reported Aug 13 2014 - Updated Aug 14 2014 - 2 reports

TennCare call center has no answers

After only a few steps, Pam Buntin, left, has to take a break before she gets to the car. Buntin, who is dying of lupus and scleroderma, gets help getting to a doctor’s appointment from her mother, Judy Stanphill, right. (Photo:John Partipilo / The T ... [Published Tennessean - Aug 14 2014]
First reported Aug 07 2014 - Updated Aug 08 2014 - 1 reports

Waiting (and Waiting) for Medicaid in Tennessee

Tennessee wasn’t one of the 26 states that expanded Medicaid coverage under the Affordable Care Act when it went into effect in January. But the state did change how it evaluates applicants for its existing program: It eliminated positions for caseworkers ... [Published BusinessWeek - Aug 07 2014]
First reported Jul 26 2014 - Updated Jul 27 2014 - 2 reports

How Tennessee sabotaged its own Medicaid program

Tennessee is not the only state that has refused to expand Medicaid, but it is the only state that has virtually shut down its existing Medicaid program. This is the substance of the Complaint filed recently by the Southern Poverty Law Center, the Tennessee ... [Published Examiner.com - Jul 27 2014]
First reported Jul 27 2014 - Updated Jul 27 2014 - 1 reports

Georgia officials say they're working hard on Medicaid backlog

A state health agency says it’s working though the application backlog for Medicaid that recently provoked federal scrutiny.The Department of Community Health has made decisions on eligibility for up to 70 percent of the 88,854 “account transfers” from ... [Published OnlineAthens - Jul 27 2014]
First reported Jul 23 2014 - Updated Jul 24 2014 - 7 reports

Tennessee Faces Federal Class-Action Lawsuit Over Delayed Medicaid Coverage

Three advocacy groups including the Southern Poverty Law Center have filed a lawsuit against Tennessee alleging state officials have unlawfully prevented thousands of people from signing up for Medicaid.The lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court ... [Published Beckers Hospital Review - Jul 24 2014]
First reported Jul 23 2014 - Updated Jul 23 2014 - 1 reports

Tax subsidies helped 300,000 in tri-state area get health insurance

By Kate Harrison and Andy Sher, Chattanooga Times Free Press, Tenn. McClatchy-Tribune Information ServicesJuly 23 --More than 120,000 Tennesseans who bought health insurance plans off the new federal marketplace this year -- 80 percent of those who bought ... [Published Insurance News Net - Jul 23 2014]
First reported Jul 17 2014 - Updated Jul 18 2014 - 2 reports

The skewed priorities of TennCare

Now we are learning more about the ‘ priorities ’ of TennCare Director Darin J. Gordon. According to the Chattanooga Times-Free Press , these ‘priorities’ (whatever they may be) have prevented parents of new babies with serious problems from getting ... [Published Examiner.com - Jul 18 2014]
First reported Jul 13 2014 - Updated Jul 14 2014 - 2 reports

National Medicaid Enrollment Nears 7 Million

The Obama administration released new enrollment figures showing 56 percent of those on the program are children. Meanwhile, Tennessee faces a deadline today for a plan to fix enrollment problems.Reuters: U.S. Medicaid Enrollment Nears 7 Million Since ... [Published Capital Times - Jul 14 2014]
First reported Feb 23 2014 - Updated Feb 23 2014 - 1 reports

Nashville People in Business: Feb. 23

Brett Kennedy has joined Lattimore Black Morgan & Cain PC as a senior manager. Previously, Kennedy was a business tax services division as a senior manager with Ernst & Young LLP. Rod Freeman has joined WEX as a regional sales manager. Previously, Freeman ... [Published Tennessean - Feb 23 2014]

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...up into July that I wasn't active in the computer, that they couldn't find my application and the marketplace never sent it to them," Buntin said. "Finally, I got marketplace and TennCare on a three-way. Then the next day, somebody from TennCare said, 'We found your application. We are just now getting ready to process it.' "
...want as many Medicaid-eligible Tennesseans enrolled as possible, and fast, says Craig Becker, president of the Tennessee Hospital Association. "It would be a whole lot simpler if we could have all the computers talking to each other."
...acrificing the health of the state's most vulnerable citizens just to score political points," said Sam Brooke, an SPLC attorney, in a news release. "They're throwing a monkey wrench into their own Medicaid program so they can demonize the federal government."
"I have to worry every day about how my blood pressure is doing, which just escalates the problem" Reynolds said

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Tennessee blames feds for TennCare delays [Published North Georgia Times Free Press - Aug 15 2014]
TennCare call center has no answers [Published Tennessean - Aug 14 2014]
Federal hearing looms for TennCare lawsuit [Published Chattanooga Times Free Press - Aug 13 2014]
Waiting (and Waiting) for Medicaid in Tennessee [Published BusinessWeek - Aug 07 2014]
How Tennessee sabotaged its own Medicaid program [Published Examiner.com - Jul 27 2014]
Georgia officials say they're working hard on M... [Published OnlineAthens - Jul 27 2014]
Tennessee Sued for Medicaid Enrollment Problems [Published HighBeam Research - Jul 26 2014]
Tennessee Faces Federal Class-Action Lawsuit Ov... [Published Beckers Hospital Review - Jul 24 2014]
SPLC Lawsuit: Tennessee Deprives Residents of M... [Published Insurance News Net - Jul 24 2014]
Federal Lawsuit: Tennessee Is Depriving Residen... [Published Insurance News Net - Jul 24 2014]
TennCare sued over delays in coverage [Published Chattanooga Times Free Press - Jul 24 2014]
One State Is Being Sued Over Obamacare Politics [Published National Journal - Jul 23 2014]
Patients Sue TennCare For Giving Them The Runar... [Published Nashville Public Radio - Jul 23 2014]
State sued for allegedly denying Medicare benefits [Published WSMV - Jul 23 2014]
Tennessee becomes first state since reform to f... [Published Business First of Buffalo - Jul 23 2014]
'Dysfunction' rules TennCare, lawsuit says [Published Tennessean - Jul 23 2014]
3 legal groups sue TennCare, saying state is 'd... [Published North Georgia Times Free Press - Jul 23 2014]
Tax subsidies helped 300,000 in tri-state area ... [Published Insurance News Net - Jul 23 2014]
The skewed priorities of TennCare [Published Examiner.com - Jul 18 2014]
TennCare has delayed or prevented hundreds of f... [Published Insurance News Net - Jul 17 2014]
National Medicaid Enrollment Nears 7 Million [Published Capital Times - Jul 14 2014]
Nonprofit legal firms keep tabs on TennCare [Published Tennessean - Jul 13 2014]
Nashville People in Business: Feb. 23 [Published Tennessean - Feb 23 2014]
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