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A federal judge has ruled against Tennessee's Medicaid agency, granting class action status to a lawsuit filed against the state agency by 11 patients who alleged months-long delays getting TennCare coverage.

As a nurse in the intensive care unit, Meghan Buffat always thought she empathized with her patients’ families.

Just days before TennCare leaders head to court over accusations that state failures have created months-long delays in coverage, the agency’s director faced questions from lawmakers about the unfinished computer system that led to those delays.

TennCare’s director acknowledged Tuesday that contractors have not finished even the first of four testing phases required to launch a new computer system that was supposed to begin handling Medicaid enrollment last October.

Seeking a more “industry-standard” basis of reporting financials, Chattanooga’s public hospital will be switching from its traditional monthly to quarterly financial reports.

Fighting ravages of West Nile virus

2 years later, Chattanooga area woman still trying to recover what the disease took from her

The tiny bite arrived and faded from Dot Ingle’s skin before she even noticed it was there.

Faced with deepening cuts, leaders of five Tennessee children’s hospitals met with state officials in Nashville this week, appealing for a voice in budget discussions that impact their doctors and patients.

Accused of creating monthslong delays for thousands of Tennesseans trying to apply for Medicaid, TennCare officials named in a federal lawsuit said Thursday that another name needs to be topping the lawsuit: The federal government.

Over 6 percent of health insurance buyers in Georgia who bought plans on the federal new marketplace now face losing that coverage if they do not produce documents proving their citizenship or immigration status, federal officials said Wednesday.

While a group of civil rights attorneys demands that TennCare officials turn over a series of documents related to delays to its enrollment process, TennCare attorneys Tuesday called the motion an “11th-hour” attempt to gather information as a federal hearing looms.

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