The Tennessean: TennCare applicants in limbo face more delays, confusion

The Tennessean: TennCare applicants in limbo face more delays, confusion

By Tom Wilemon

Tennesseans who got caught in a backlog of Medicaid applications are facing new hurdles despite a federal judge’s order that TennCare fix the problem.

U.S. District Judge Todd Campbell on Sept. 2 ordered the agency to set up a timely appeals process for potentially thousands of people whose applications are in limbo. However, the agency can’t identify those applicants and inform them of the opportunity to ask for a hearing because its $35.7 million computer system isn’t working.

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