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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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Monday, March 25, 2019

  • Fatal crash investigation continuing
  • Counterfeit currency, meth and heroin seized
  • Flooding assistance requested
  • DCS reviewing its pass policy
  • Search for identity of body continues
  • Search for identity of body continues

    Saturday, March 23, 2019

  • Herr Arrest
  • Jefferson County guilty pleas
  • Flooding leaves major damage
  • Governor Lee asks for disaster assistance
  • New request for information related to body

    Friday, March 22, 2019

  • Greene crash
  • Jobless rate sets record
  • Rain means lower electric bills
  • Ingle arrest
  • Bankruptcy may impact opioid lawsuits
  • Animal cruelty
  • National Nutrition Month
  • Douglas Lake body update

    Thursday, March 21, 2019

  • Ellison vindicated
  • Grassy Fork Elementary School is honored
  • Gardner sentenced to 12 years
  • TennCare blockgrants
  • TennCare blockgrants

    Wednesday, March 20, 2019

  • Cocke schools absenteeism
  • New Cave Church Road collision
  • Animals at large
  • Litter charge
  • Douglas arrest
  • Fish advisory
  • Fish advisory
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