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Cheatham County Man Charged with TennCare Drug Fraud

 

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – A Cheatham County man is charged with TennCare fraud in connection with the sale of prescription drugs paid for by the state’s health care insurance program.

The Office of Inspector General (OIG), with the assistance of the Cheatham County Sheriff’s Office, today announced the arrest of David Lee Weaks, 51, of Ashland City.

David Lee Weaks of Ashland City Tennessee charged with TennCare Fraud.

David Lee Weaks of Ashland City Tennessee charged with TennCare Fraud.

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Dickson County Woman arrested for Selling TennCare Drugs

 

Office of Inspector General - TennesseeNashville, TN – A Dickson County woman is charged in Williamson County with TennCare fraud in connection with the sale of prescription drugs paid for by the state’s health care insurance program.

The Office of Inspector General (OIG), with the assistance of the Dickson and Williamson County Sheriff’s Offices, announced the arrest of Vicki Lynn Spain, 46, of Dickson Tennessee. She is charged with TennCare fraud after authorities say she used TennCare benefits to obtain the painkiller Oxycodone, and later sold a portion.

Vicki Lynn Spain

Vicki Lynn Spain

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AAA testifies in favor of retaining Tennessee’s Motorcycle Helmet Law

 

AAAKnoxville, TN – On Tuesday, the House Finance, Ways and Means Committee is expected to vote on House Bill 700 by Representative Jay Reedy (R-Erin) which would drastically weaken Tennessee’s motorcycle helmet law and undoubtedly increase deaths, traumatic brain injury and medical costs in the state.

The proposed bill would allow riders 21 years and older not insured with TennCare, to ride without a helmet. Tennessee’s current law requires all motorcyclists to wear a helmet, regardless of age or experience of the rider.

Motorcycle crash victim urges lawmakers to maintain helmet bill.

Motorcycle crash victim urges lawmakers to maintain helmet bill.

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Paris Tennessee Woman Charged with TennCare Fraud

 

Tennessee Division of Health Care Finance & AdministrationNashville, TN – A Henry County woman is charged in Sumner County with fraudulently obtaining TennCare benefits by falsely claiming that she had a dependent in her home, in order to qualify for the program’s healthcare insurance benefits.

The Office of Inspector General (OIG), with the assistance of the Sumner County Sheriff’s Office, Monday announced the arrest of Amber R. Kirtley, 36, of Paris, TN.

Amber R. Kirtley charged with TennCare Fraud.

Amber R. Kirtley charged with TennCare Fraud.

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Robertson County Woman Charged 2nd Time with TennCare Fraud

 

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – A Robertson County woman is charged in nearby Rutherford County with her second charge related to doctor shopping. That’s where a person goes to multiple doctors in a short time period to obtain the same or similar controlled substances, using TennCare as payment.

The Office of Inspector General (OIG), with the assistance of the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office, today announced the arrest of Dana D. Barnett, 38, of Cedar Hill.

Dana D. Barnett

Dana D. Barnett

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Tennessee Department of Health says Summer A Good Time To Immunize Children

 

Tennessee Department of Health - TDOHNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Health encourages parents to have their school-age children immunized now to avoid long lines and extended wait times that may occur closer to the start of the 2015-2016 school year.

Immunization requirements apply to any student enrolling in a Tennessee school for the first time including all Kindergarten students. Requirements also apply to all rising seventh graders.

A child receiving an immunization

A child receiving an immunization

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Carbon Monoxide Awareness Day Bill passes Tennessee House of Representatives, Headed to Governor Bill Haslam

 

Services to Military Families with Exceptional Family members proposal also advances

Tennessee State Representative - District 67Nashville, TN – Legislation to declare September 18th each year as Carbon Monoxide Awareness Day passed by the House of Representatives on Monday, March 30th, and is now headed to the Governor for his signature. Senator Mark Green (R-Clarksville) was the Senate sponsor.

“Declaring September 18th as Carbon Monoxide Awareness Day, in perpetuity, was the brainchild of Skylar Hughes, a former student of Katy Over, one of the Bikers Who Care who tragically lost their lives on that fateful day,” Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts said.

Tennessee Representative Joe Pitts

Tennessee Representative Joe Pitts

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Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts Appointed to Serve on Education Instruction and Programs, Insurance and Banking, and Ethics Committees

 

Pitts also appointed to the Education Instruction and Programs Subcommittee

Tennessee State Representative - District 67Nashville, TN – Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts (D-Clarksville) on Saturday was appointed by House of Representatives Speaker Beth Harwell to serve on the new Education Instruction & Programs, Insurance and Banking, and Ethics Committees in the 109th General Assembly.

“I am grateful for the appointments to these key committees in the House of Representatives,” said Pitts. “Education and jobs continue to be among my priorities and these appointments will help sharpen that focus for our next term.”

Tennessee Representative Joe Pitts

Tennessee Representative Joe Pitts

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam announces Insure Tennessee Plan

 

Provides health care coverage to more Tennesseans while addressing health outcomes and cost

State of TennesseeNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam today unveiled his Insure Tennessee plan, a two year pilot program to provide health care coverage to Tennesseans who currently don’t have access to health insurance or have limited options.

The program rewards healthy behaviors, prepares members to transition to private coverage, promotes personal responsibility and incentivizes choosing preventative and routine care instead of unnecessary use of emergency rooms.

The governor announced that he plans to call a special session to focus on the proposal after the 109th Tennessee General Assembly convenes in January.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

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Tennessee Department of Health reminds parents now is the time to get back-to-school immunizations

 

Keeping your child’s vaccinations up to date helps keep schools Safe

Tennessee Department of Health - TDOHNashville, TN – Frequent news reports about whooping cough and measles, diseases long thought vanquished by vaccines in the US, serve as a reminder of the importance of getting back-to-school immunizations for your child now.

In Tennessee, children enrolling in school for the first time and all children going into seventh grade must provide schools with a state immunization certificate before classes start as proof they have had all the immunizations necessary to protect them and their classmates from serious vaccine-preventable diseases. «Read the rest of this article»

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