TennCare

Crime
11:11 am
Mon October 22, 2012

Obion Co. Woman Arrested for TennCare Fraud

Tennessee's Office of the Inspector General has charged an Obion County woman with Medicaid fraud. During a drug round-up, police arrested Cynthia Joan Hale of Hornbeak for allegedly using TennCare, the state’s Medicaid managed care program, to get and sell morphine.

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Government
9:07 am
Mon August 20, 2012

Tough Times for Low-Income Seniors Hoping to Qualify for Nursing Homes

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TennCare officials say it’s getting more difficult for low-income seniors to qualify for nursing homes and other services. Officials say under old rules, elderly people could qualify for up to $55,000 to pay for a nursing home, adult day care or assisted living if they weren’t able to care for themselves. Under rules that began on July 1, TennCare will take an overall assessment of a person’s need before that level of funding is allocated.

Business
9:29 am
Thu May 31, 2012

Family homes may be used to pay for TennCare

The Tennessee Supreme Court has ruled the state can go after the houses and property of people who have died, even property left to family members, if money is owed for end-of-life care.  

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