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TMA Issues Statement on Medicaid Block Grant Proposal
TMA Issues Statement on Medicaid Block Grant Proposal

The largest professional organization for doctors in Tennessee has submitted its public comments regarding the proposal to convert federal funding for TennCare to a block grant.

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Gauging Reactions
Gauging Reactions

Pros and cons to Gov. Lee's block grant proposal expressed by Tennessee's healthcare leaders.

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Governor Rolls Out TennCare Modified Block Grant Proposal
Governor Rolls Out TennCare Modified Block Grant Proposal

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee looks to do something no state has done before in crafting a modified block grant to give the state more flexibility, share of savings in managing Medicaid.

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Final Rule Updates CMS PACE Program
Final Rule Updates CMS PACE Program

CMS recently updated regulations for Programs for All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) to strengthen protections for participants and allow more operational flexibility for providers.

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CMS Announces New Affiliations Authority
CMS Announces New Affiliations Authority

Last month, the Centers for Medicaid & Medicare Services (CMS) released a final rule that will grant it broad new revocation and denial authority for providers and suppliers who are "affiliated" with previously-sanctioned entities.

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Tennessee Celebrates Child Health Month

Governor Bill Lee has proclaimed October 2019 Child Health Month in Tennessee.

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AMA, Others Seek Congressional Oversight On Information Blocking Regulations

The American Medical Association (AMA) and six other organizations have two congressional committees to use their oversight of the 21st Century Cures Act to improve interoperability and empower patients with meaningful health information while ensuring data is safe and secure.

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Alexander Visits Neighborhood Health at East Side in Nashville
Alexander Visits Neighborhood Health at East Side in Nashville

of United States Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) visiting the Neighborhood Health at East Side health center in Nashville, where he learned more about what the center is doing to provide access to health care services in urban, underserved areas of Nashville.

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U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander on legislation he introduced this week to lower the cost of health care
U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander on legislation he introduced this week to lower the cost of health care

There's one question I hear almost every day from Tennesseans, and it is, "What are you doing to lower the cost I pay for health care?"

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Senate Health Committee Leaders Release Bipartisan Discussion Draft Legislation to Reduce Health Care Costs
Senate Health Committee Leaders Release Bipartisan Discussion Draft Legislation to Reduce Health Care Costs

The Lower Health Care Costs Act of 2019 aims to deliver better health care outcomes and better health care experiences at lower costs

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Trump, Congress Look to End Surprise Medical Billings

On Thursday, May 9, President Donald Trump called for an end to 'surprise medical bills' that can cost consumers thousands ... or tens of thousands ... of dollars for out-of-network billing.

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U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander on surprise medical billing
U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander on surprise medical billing

Ending the practice of hospitals and providers sending surprise medical bills to patients is a perfect example of how Congress and President Trump can work together to reduce out of pocket health care costs for Americans.

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Chairman Alexander: Health Committee Receives More Than 400 Specific Recommendations to Help Give Americans Better Outcomes, Better Experiences at Low

Recommendations include increasing transparency, lowering prescription drug costs, eliminating surprise billing, expanding primary care, improving electronic health records, addressing consolidation

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Federal Takedown Impacts Tennessee Medical Professionals, State Agencies Respond
Federal Takedown Impacts Tennessee Medical Professionals, State Agencies Respond
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CMS Updates Drug Dashboards with Prescription Drug Pricing and Spending Data

Dashboards further the agency's efforts to increase price transparency throughout the healthcare system and create incentives for lower list prices for prescription drugs

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Senator Lamar Alexander on his priority to pass legislation to reduce health care costs
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Alexander, Carper Lead Bipartisan Letter Urging Administra-tion to Keep Mercury Rule Untouched

Senators say proposed revision jeopardizes rule that has reduced emissions of dangerous pollutant and produced cleaner air

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Reaction to Federal Title X Changes
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Alexander Looks for Innovation, Asks Council Fellows for Input
Alexander Looks for Innovation, Asks Council Fellows for Input

Sen. Lamar Alexander asks stakeholders and future leaders to weigh in on ways to improve health outcomes, lower costs.

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Alexander: Congress Must Act Soon To Ensure 27 Million Americans Can Continue to Receive Primary Care Close to Home
Alexander: Congress Must Act Soon To Ensure 27 Million Americans Can Continue to Receive Primary Care Close to Home

Says federal government provides over $5 billion a year to 1,400 community health centers that provide American families with access to affordable care

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A Call for Change
A Call for Change

As Tennessee's infant and maternal mortality rates continue t be among the highest in the nation, leaders examine causes and possible remedies.

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Corker: PEPFAR Reauthorization Bill Passes Committee, Extends Successful U.S. Program to Combat HIV/AIDS

U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today praised committee passage of legislation he authored with U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) to extend the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) for another five years.

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HHS Secretary Addresses Nashville Health Care Council Audience
HHS Secretary Addresses Nashville Health Care Council Audience

On Thursday, Sept. 27, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex M. Azar II flew to Nashville to share thoughts and updates on healthcare coverage in America during a Nashville Health Care Council Event held at Lipscomb University.

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AMA Statement on Proposed Policy Linking Safety Net Benefits and Immigration Status

Statement attributable to: Barbara L. McAneny, M.D., President, American Medical Association

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AMA Opposes Administration Proposed Rule on Title X Family Planning Program
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