TennCare and the Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (DIDD) propose integrating Medicaid Services in their new concept paper. This will bring a number of opportunities and challenges. It will put Medicaid insurance companies Blue Cross Blue Shield, United Health Care and Amerigroup (called Managed Care Organizations) in charge of DIDD waiver services.
WITH PROGRAMS, POLICY, AND PURPOSE,
WE ARE CREATING A SOCIETY THAT VALUES, INCLUDES,
AND SUPPORTS PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES.
Tennessee has issued revised guidance prohibiting healthcare providers from discriminating against people with disabilities even when public health emergencies such as the COVID-19 pandemic necessitate rationing of scarce resources.