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Friday, January 11, 2019

TennCare payments going up for rural clinics
Tennessee rural health clinics who have been struggling to stay open after TennCare froze payments for more than a year, now will get paid. Rural healthcare providers who serve patients in areas where doctors are scarce and poverty is widespread, have recently been struggling. Although rural health clinics were promised extra payments from TennCare, the payments were canceled when the state said it had to create new payment rules. The agency will restore payments while it works on the new rules. The payments will mean the difference between continuing to care for patients or closure and cutbacks for many of the clinics. National and state healthcare organizations including the Tennessee Hospital Association, had lobbied the state for months to restore payments. Instead, TennCare twice extended its initial six month payment freeze that first went into effect in October 2017.

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