The Tennessean: TennCare changes cause problems for nursing homes

The Tennessean: TennCare changes cause problems for nursing homes

By Tom Wilemon

Nursing home applications got so backed up when TennCare changed its processing system that administrators reported more than half of their patients did not get timely eligibility determinations.

Jesse Samples, executive director of Tennessee Health Care Association, which represents nursing homes, told TennCare Director Darin Gordon in an email that the problem was causing serious cash flow issues for its members and stressful circumstances for patients.

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