Tennessee Lawmakers Discuss Providing Medicaid Pathway To Children With Severe Disabilities.

March 17, 2019

The Tennessean (3/17, Bliss) reports that “Tennessee lawmakers are currently discussing a bill that would provide a Medicaid pathway to children...who have severe disabilities and live at home with their parents.” The bill is a two-part approach to help families, with Part A establishing “a pathway to Medicaid and home-and community-based services for children with disabilities, regardless of parent income and resources,” and Part B designs “a Medicaid diversion plan, meaning enrolled children would not receive TennCare services.” According to the Tennessean, “If passed by lawmakers and approved by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid, TennCare Director Gabe Roberts said he believes it would be the first two-part approach of its kind in the country.”

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