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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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Tuesday, January 22, 2019

  • Moore arrest
  • Lee sworn in as governor
  • MLK Celebration
  • Pit Bull attack
  • Knoxville trucker injured
  • Sanctuary cities
  • Gasoline moves higher

    Saturday, January 19, 2019

  • Broadway work wrapping up
  • Some Smokies open over the holiday
  • Lakeway Pallet fire
  • Unemployment benefits for federal workers
  • Bill Lee on issues

    Thursday, January 17, 2019

  • Graham home destroyed
  • Four inmates charged with assault
  • Cocke Circuit Court
  • Hepatitis C cases increasing in Tennessee

    Wednesday, January 16, 2019

  • Trouten/Franklin
  • Lane sentencing
  • The Wall
  • Hang up the phone..... while driving
  • Should national parks be open ?
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    Tuesday, January 15, 2019

  • Cocke County Finance Committee
  • Warrants issued by Cocke County Circuit Court
  • A thru Z theft
  • VW to expand in Tennessee
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