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Crowe Announces Senate Subcommittee on TennCare, Long-term Care Oversight

Press release from the Tennessee Senate Republican Caucus; December 10, 2013:

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Senate Health and Welfare Committee Chairman Rusty Crowe (R-Johnson City) today announced the formation of a Subcommittee on TennCare and Long-Term Care Oversight. The Subcommittee will be chaired by Senator Joey Hensley (R-Hohenwald).

“This subcommittee is charged with reviewing all aspects of TennCare and programs dealing with long-term care in Tennessee,” said Chairman Crowe. “The members of this panel are extremely experienced and knowledgeable. I am confident that these members will provide our committee with excellent insight into these programs as we move into the 2014 legislative session.”

Other members of the subcommittee are veteran lawmakers, Senator Doug Overbey (R-Maryville) and Senator Doug Henry (D-Nashville). The first meeting has been set for December 19 when the panel will hear testimony regarding the state’s CHOICES program, as well as a new payment reform initiative proposed by TennCare. The Subcommittee is scheduled to hear from state health officials, Tennessee Hospital Association, Tennessee Health Care Association and Tennessee Medical Association at the meeting.

“It very important that we continue to monitor these programs, especially in light of changes coming from Washington” added Hensley, who is a physician. “We have a lot of work to do and I look forward to the challenge before us.

The meeting will take place on Thursday, December 19 at 10:00 am in Room 12 of the Legislative Plaza in Nashville.