Tennessee unveils TennCare block grant proposal, pushes savings split with federal government

Sept. 17, 2019 | Natalie Allison and Brett Kelman | Tennessean

Breaking down Tennessee’s Medicaid block grant “savings”:

From the article: “The hallmark of Tennessee’s block grant proposal is a provision that would allow the state to keep 50% of the money it saves each year by coming in under federal Medicaid spending projections.”

Gov. Bill Lee claims savings incentive will inspire system innovation for cost efficiency without cutting coverage, but it excludes coverage for higher-cost treatment and prescriptions.

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