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2/10/2021 Tennessee psychologist sentenced to 41 months for fraud SFGate ... over $1.2 million in restitution. He pleaded guilty in January 2020 to health care fraud, mail fraud and money laundering, U.S. Attorney Donald Q. Cochran's office said in a news release.McCoy, an authorized TennCare provider, treated patients in the care of the Department of Children's Services. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation determined that McCoy submitted fraudulent claims, billing for more hours of service than physically possible, the release said ...
2/10/2021 Tennessee Psychologist Sentenced to 41 Months for Fraud U.S. News & World Report ... over $1.2 million in restitution. He pleaded guilty in January 2020 to health care fraud, mail fraud and money laundering, U.S. Attorney Donald Q. Cochran's office said in a news release.McCoy, an authorized TennCare provider, treated patients in the care of the Department of Children's Services. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation determined that McCoy submitted fraudulent claims, billing for more hours of service than physically possible, the release said ...
2/10/2021 Murfreesboro psychologist sentenced to 41 months for fraud wkrn.com ... 1.2 million in restitution. He pleaded guilty in January 2020 to health care fraud, mail fraud and money laundering, U.S. Attorney Donald Q. Cochran’s office said in a news release.McCoy, an authorized TennCare provider, treated patients in the care of the Department of Children’s Services. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation determined that McCoy submitted fraudulent claims, billing for more hours of service than physically possible, the release ...
2/9/2021 Gov. Lee Wants Tennessee To Spend On Broadband, Expanded Gun Rights In Latest Budget Proposal wknofm.org ... his $41.8 billion spending plan.It includes raises for state employees, a plan to set up broadband in rural communities, money for the maintenance of state buildings and the expansion of postpartum coverage through TennCare .“We have taken a fiscally conservative approach throughout this past year, maintaining strong reserves and budgeting for conservative growth rates,” Lee said. “Indeed, our budget is strong, and the differences are stark when you ...
2/9/2021 Gov. Lee Wants Tennessee To Spend On Broadband, Expanded Gun Rights In Latest Budget Proposal wpln.org ... his $41.8 billion spending plan.It includes raises for state employees, a plan to set up broadband in rural communities, money for the maintenance of state buildings and the expansion of postpartum coverage through TennCare .“We have taken a fiscally conservative approach throughout this past year, maintaining strong reserves and budgeting for conservative growth rates,” Lee said. “Indeed, our budget is strong, and the differences are stark when you ...
2/8/2021 Why the Medicaid block grant is the right strategy for Tennessee | Opinion tennessean.com OPINION Why the Medicaid block grant is the right strategy for Tennessee Opinion Tennessee continue to provide the same TennCare services and benefits, but the state government will work to enhance these benefits while receiving funds to aid in the improvement. Shane Reeves View Comments Shane Reeves, Pharm.D., is CEO of TwelveStone Health Partners and a Tennessee State Senator for District 14, which includes Rutherford County. Tennessee will be the ...
2/8/2021 Tennessee Gov. Lee's $41.8 billion budget plan includes teacher, state employee raises foxchattanooga.com ... planned acquisition of Martin Methodist College.HEALTH $150 million into a reserve for any additional COVID-19 related costs that arise. $6.6 million for a pilot program to extend postpartum coverage for women on TennCare from 60 days to 12 months. $6.5 million to serve more uninsured Tennesseans with a serious mental illness, with a focus on children.CRIMINAL JUSTICE, PUBLIC SAFETY $9.5 million for salary increases for probation and ...
2/2/2021 Tennessee has spent nearly $10M to implement program to support disabled children thecentersquare.com Save(The Center Square) – Two months after the rollout of a TennCare program offering support to disabled children in Tennessee whose families are not eligible for Medicaid, more than 290 children are enrolled.The Tennessee Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (DIDD) and TennCare announced Monday the agency had received 849 applications for the Katie Beckett Program through its website since the program opened in November.“We’ve seen ...
2/2/2021 290 children enroll in Tennessee disabled insurance program tnledger.com ... program From (email): Message:NASHVILLE (AP) — Tennessee officials say there are now more than 290 enrollees in a new program offering coverage for children living at home with significant disabilities.Tennessee's Medicaid program, TennCare , announced enrollment totals Monday for the Katie Beckett program, with 849 applications since a late November 2020 start.Tennessee legislation signed in May 2019 required the state to pursue the program. Federal officials approved Tennessee's ...
2/2/2021 Tennessee has spent nearly $10M to implement program to support disabled children Washington Examiner T wo months after the rollout of a TennCare program offering support to disabled children in Tennessee whose families are not eligible for Medicaid, more than 290 children are enrolled.The Tennessee Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (DIDD) and TennCare announced Monday the agency had received 849 applications for the Katie Beckett Program through its website since the program opened in November.“We’ve seen great success with this ...
2/1/2021 Nearly 300 Tennessee children enrolled in Katie Beckett Program foxchattanooga.com ... B is a Medicaid diversion program, meaning that children are not enrolled in Medicaid but receive a capped package of supports of up to $10,000 each year to help cover costs.The Division of TennCare and the Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities say families have submitted almost 850 applications for the program through the TennCare website.RELATED STORY: Families waiting on TennCare coverage for disabled children after state's waiver ...
2/1/2021 Tennessee's Medicaid demonstration fails patients phrma.org ... demonstration to change how the state’s Medicaid program operates, and more importantly, how vulnerable patients access the health care they need.This dangerous demonstration greatly restricts how the state’s Medicaid program – TennCare -- provides care to the state’s most vulnerable patients, including children and those with serious diseases. To make matter worse, it gives the state broad authority to determine what treatments are covered for the 1.4 ...
1/29/2021 Nash. Democrat Jim Cooper calls GOP Rep. Marjorie Taylor Green 'a danger' wmot.org Nash. Democrat Jim Cooper calls GOP Rep. Marjorie Taylor Green 'a danger' By Mike Osborne • 6 hours agoNASHVILLE, Tenn. (Mike Osborne) -- Tennessee Congressional Rep. Jim Cooper is weighing in on the controversy surrounding conservative firebrand Marjorie Taylor Greene. The Nashville Democrat says in a Twitter post that he’s co-sponsoring a bill to expel Rep. Greene from the U.S. House. Cooper calls her “a danger to the ...
1/29/2021 Capitol Hill Week communityq.com ... address literacy in Tennessee and the unprecedented student learning losses suffered as a result of COVID-19 related school closures.Ultimately, Tennessee sought a block grant for one basic reason – to improve the TennCare program by enhancing the benefits and services provided to TennCare members and improving the health of Tennesseans. Tennessee is the first state in the nation to receive a Medicaid block grant waiver agreement.In 2019 ...
1/29/2021 Local legislators recap education special session, preview 2021 bills | News | williamsonherald.com williamsonherald.com ... session for 2021.TennCare funding adjustmentsEarlier this month, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services approved the state’s “block grant” waiver agreement, which changes the way the state’s Medicaid program, TennCare , is funded and operated. Instead of receiving federal funding for about two-thirds of the state’s TennCare expenditures, a budget neutrality cap will be set based on expenditures from recent years, and if the ...
1/28/2021 Bass, Berry & Sims adds 10 in Nashville - Nashville Post nashvillepost.com Bass, Berry & Sims adds 10 in Nashville Former TennCare attorney among those joining firm’s local office Michael BasshamBass, Berry & Sims has announced the addition of 15 new attorneys, including 10 in Nashville.Four of the new associates in Nashville — Dixon Babb, Nicholas Bessette, Courtney Black and Kolby Boyd — work on corporate and securities issues, including mergers and acquisitions, securities regulation and private equity financing. Three of ...
1/26/2021 Tennessee Democrats Ask Biden Administration to Reverse Medicaid Block Grant Waiver tennesseestar.com ... is set to allow the state to receive Medicaid funding in a lump sum.Under the new funding mechanism known as a block grant, Tennessee would receive federal money for the state Medicaid program, TennCare , all at once instead of periodically.Proponents of the structure said the block grant mechanism will provide the state more flexibility in administration of the funds, and allow the state to benefit from efficient administration ...
1/26/2021 Tennessee Democrats ask Biden administration to reverse Medicaid block grant waiver Washington Examiner ... is set to allow the state to receive Medicaid funding in a lump sum.Under the new funding mechanism known as a block grant, Tennessee would receive federal money for the state Medicaid program, TennCare , all at once instead of periodically.Proponents of the structure said the block grant mechanism will provide the state more flexibility in administration of the funds, and allow the state to benefit from efficient administration ...
1/26/2021 Richard Shanker tnjustice.org ... he was approved because of his poor vision. He has had a few laser eye surgeries.In Nevada, Mr. Shanker was easily approved for Medicaid which helped cover his medical expenses. He applied for TennCare before moving to Tennessee and was denied for not being in an eligible category, since Tennessee has not expanded Medicaid. In August 2020, he had reconstructive surgery on his left shoulder and was in surgery ...
1/26/2021 AMA Applauds Biden Administration for Taking Swift Action to Boost PPE, Testing and Vaccine Supplies to Slow Spread of COVID-19 - Nashville Medical News nashvillemedicalnews.com ... Friday, January 8, 2021 2:06 pmThe importance of hospital and health system case management has grown exponentially over the past 10 years and is now getting attention from leaders throughout the healthcare industry. TennCare Block Grant Waiver Approved Friday, January 8, 2021 1:47 pmMore than a year after submitting Amendment 42 to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) requesting a waiver to increase flexibility in the ...