Click here for TennCare FY 2015 Budget Presentation.
TennCare is hosting an important training opportunity regarding two new federal regulations that will impact home and community-based services (HCBS) providers. This includes HCBS providers in the CHOICES program, as well as providers in any of the state’s Section 1915(c) HCBS waivers for individuals with intellectual disabilities (i.e., the Arlington, Statewide and Self-Determination waivers). Please click here for the invitation which includes training session dates, times and locations. Registration to attend is required and can be submitted here.
TennCare and the Department of Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities (DIDD) have released a Concept Paper about the future of the state's Home and Community Based Services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. For a summary of key points in the Concept Paper for people currently receiving waiver services, click here. For a summary of key points in the Concept Paper for people waiting for services, click here. Community meetings about the Concept Paper were conducted across the state with consumers, their family members, providers and advocates. To view the Consumer/Family presentation, click here. To view the Provider/Advocate presentation, click here. To view the Questions and Answers, click here. To view a summary of stakeholder input on the Concept Paper, click here.
Quality Improvement in Long Term Services and Supports is a TennCare initiative to promote the delivery of high quality Long Term Services and Supports for TennCare members. It will improve the quality of Nursing Facility services as well as Home and Community Based Services. TennCare intends to create a new payment system (aligning payment with quality) for Nursing Facilities and certain Home and Community Based Services based on performance on those measures. Read more
TennCare is the State of Tennessee's Medicaid program that provides health care for 1.2 million Tennesseans and operates with an annual budget of approximately 9 billion dollars. For further details about the program, you can view a TennCare 101 Presentation or continue reading the TennCare overview here.
As a participating member of the Governor’s Children’s Cabinet, the Division of Health Care Finance and Administration is proud to support the launch of www.kidcentraltn.com
This new website provides information on health, education, development and support to Tennessee families, as well as a searchable State Services Directory. Families will also be able to create their own private profiles on the kidcentral tn site, which will allow them to receive information that matters to the specific needs of their families.
In alignment with the TENNderCARE program, kidcentral tn reinforces the department’s goal to promote good health in children from birth until age 21.
Visit www.kidcentraltn.com to explore the site and share it with the Tennessee families you serve every day.