Lewis County Herald - Serving Hohenwald, Lewis County Tennessee Since 1898

Representative David Byrd: District 71 Capitol Hill Update


September 9, 2021

Tennessee Medicaid Block Brant Waiver Amendment Agreement -- Senate Joint Resolution 25 approves federal government waiver amendment to improve the quality and access to health care in the state in a first in the nation block grant agreement. The negotiated flexibilities will allow the state to add new TennCare recipients, structure benefit packages, better control fraud, and more effectively manage pharmacy programs. Priorities for program innovation include maternal health coverage enhancements, serving additional needy populations, clearing the wait list for individuals with intellectua...

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