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Federal Government approves Tennessee Medicaid Block Grant Waiver Amendment

 

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – After more than a year of discussions and negotiations with the federal government, Tennessee’s Medicaid “Block Grant” waiver amendment received approval today by the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). 

Tennessee is the first state in the nation to be granted approval for this type of block grant arrangement, which will result in an innovative, alternative financing arrangement for its Medicaid program and provide additional flexibilities relative to its administration.

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Tennessee Governor Bill Lee Signs Executive Order to Allow Contact Sports, Extend Local Authority for Mask Requirements

 

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Lee today signed Executive Order No. 55, allowing the resumption of contact sports and extending local authority to require masks, among other provisions.

“Athletics is an important part of our way of life and provides many benefits for our student-athletes, but common-sense precautions must be taken to combat COVID-19,” said Governor Lee.

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee

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Austin Peay State University summer public policy class to examine United States response to COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University (APSU) professor of political science, public management and criminal justice, Dr. Chinyere Ogbonna-McGruder likes to keep a close eye on public policy trends.

Her books have analyzed issues such as the Affordable Care Act and TennCare, and when the global COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic struck earlier this spring, she decided to change the honors public policy class she planned to teach this summer.

Austin Peay State University professor Dr. Chinyere Ogbonna-McGruder. (APSU)

Austin Peay State University professor Dr. Chinyere Ogbonna-McGruder. (APSU)

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Tennessee Governor Bill Lee’s COVID-19 Bulletin #13

 

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Today, Monday, April 6th, 2020, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee provided an update on Tennessee’s efforts regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19) relief.

Governor Lee’s daily press conferences can be viewed live this week Monday through Thursday at 3:00pm CT here. Governor Lee has also established a website specific to Coronavirus (COVID-19) updates which can be found here.

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee

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Tennessee Governor Bill Lee’s COVID-19 Bulletin #10

 

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Today, Wednesday, April 1st, 2020, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee provided an update on Tennessee’s efforts regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19) relief.

Governor Lee’s daily press conferences can be viewed live each day this week at 3:00pm CT here. Governor Lee has also established a website specific to Coronavirus (COVID-19) updates which can be found here.

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee

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Tennessee Governor Bill Lee’s COVID-19 Bulletin #2

 

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Today, Wednesday, March 18th, 2020, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee provided an update on Tennessee’s efforts around COVID-19 (Coronavirus) relief.

Governor Lee’s daily press conferences can be viewed live each day this week through Thursday at 3:00pm CT here. Governor Lee has also established a website specific to COVID-19 updates which can be found here.

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee

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Tennessee Governor Bill Lee Issues Executive Order Declaring State of Emergency in Response to Coronavirus

 

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Lee has issued Executive Order No. 14 declaring a state of emergency in Tennessee to facilitate the treatment and containment of COVID-19 (Coronavirus).

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee

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Tennessee Governor Bill Lee Names Stephen Smith Director of TennCare

 

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Today, Monday, March 2nd, 2020, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announced that he is appointing Stephen Smith as the Director of Tennessee’s Division of TennCare, the state’s Medicaid program that provides health care for approximately 1.4 million Tennesseans. 

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Stephen Smith

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Legal Aid Society: Legal Help Can Restore Lost Public Assistance Benefits

 

By Russell Overby and Hanna Callicutt, Legal Aid Society

Legal Aid SocietyNashville, TN – For Tennesseans who are dependent on public assistance benefits, a difference of $100.00 or $200.00 in their monthly budgets can dramatically affect the way they live.

If their monthly income drops by even a small amount, it can mean that bills don’t get paid and belts have to be tightened, if that’s even possible. In other words, it’s an emergency.

Russell Overby and Hanna Callicutt

Russell Overby and Hanna Callicutt

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Davidson County Woman Charged with TennCare Fraud

 

Tennessee Department of Finance and AdministrationNashville, TN – A Davidson County woman is charged with TennCare fraud and theft of services for allegedly reporting a false Tennessee residence in order to receive TennCare healthcare insurance benefits.

The Office of Inspector General (OIG) in a joint effort with Metro Nashville Police announced that 59-year-old Virginia Watson has been charged with TennCare fraud and theft of services under $10,000, both of which are class D felonies.

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