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Thursday, December 06, 2018

TennCare fraud is alleged
Officials at a Williamson County-based health care clinic that filed for bankruptcy in August, over-billed TennCare for patient visits and then lied to state officials about it, according to documents in bankruptcy court. Prohealth Rural Health Services operates clinics in Franklin and Columbia, is designated a "rural health clinic" allowing it to earn higher payments in exchange for seeing patients in under-served communities. But Prohealth abused that status to take in millions in unearned payments from the state's Medicaid program for more than five years, according to the allegations by lawyers for TennCare. The scheme allegedly involved using a software system to consistently overstate the number of patient visits. Despite internal warnings, the clinics' operators sent the inflated patient data to the Comptroller's office. An attorney for Dr. White called the allegations "ridiculous." Rural health clinics in Tennessee operate under the oversight of the Comptroller, using a payment plan which allows them to charge higher rates than other health care providers seeing TennCare patients.

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Saturday, December 08, 2018

  • Friday evening hit and run in Cocke County
  • Friday evening hit and run in Cocke County
  • Pedestrian struck on West Broadway in Newport
  • Jefferson County carjacking

    Friday, December 07, 2018

  • Shots fired at Hamblen officer
  • Jail and justice center options
  • Inmates charged with assault
  • Alexander lauds Corker

    Thursday, December 06, 2018

  • TennCare fraud is alleged
  • Couple arrested in Evans assault
  • Judge Carter Moore hears pleas
  • King arrest
  • Pennington found competent
  • Tennessee attorneys provide more free service
  • New laws effective January 1

    Tuesday, December 04, 2018

  • Newport swearing-in
  • Victim remembrance
  • Life insurance benefits
  • Senate Republicans

    Monday, December 03, 2018

  • President George H.W. Bush dead at 94
  • Tennessee musicians laud President Bush
  • Republicans want to change Tennessee election rules
  • Smokies fatality

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