Haslam: We Can’t Afford to Wait
NASHVILLE – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam today joined other governors in sending a letter to President Barack Obama that asks him to expedite the legal process for the cases regarding the federal healthcare bill.
NASHVILLE – Tennessee continues to make great strides in the rate of immunization for young children. The Department of Health is dedicated to increasing immunization rates as part of its mission to protect, promote and improve the health of all Tennesseans, and reminds parents of the need for this important preventive health measure.
TN Included in the Center for Health Care Strategies’
“Profiles of State Innovation” Series
NASHVILLE – In recognition of TennCare’s statewide implementation of the new TennCare CHOICES in Long-Term Care Program, the Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS) has identified Tennessee as one of five innovative states with demonstrated expertise in managed care approaches to long-term care in their report: Profiles of State Innovation: Roadmap for Managing Long-Term Supports and Services.
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 implementation plan combined with a commitment for federal implementation funding.
Phone Line Opens for First 2,500 Applicants October 4
NASHVILLE – The TennCare Standard Spend Down program is opening enrollment for the first time to new applicants beginning Monday, October 4, 2010. Standard Spend Down is available through a waiver to the Medicaid program for a limited number of low income individuals, or those with high, unpaid medical bills who are aged, blind, disabled, or the caretaker relative of a Medicaid eligible child. Eligible individuals must have enough unpaid medical bills to meet the “spend down” threshold to qualify for and keep their coverage.
NASHVILLE – Tennessee Governor Phil Bredesen and Health Commissioner Susan R. Cooper, MSN, RN, will release Tennessee’s comprehensive, statewide nutrition and physical activity plan, Eat Well, Play More Tennessee on Thursday, September 16, 2010. This five-year plan, developed by the Tennessee Obesity Taskforce, provides a comprehensive roadmap to reduce obesity and chronic disease in Tennessee by 2015.