Legal-Medical Relations Committee

This Committee reviews complaints that are forwarded to TBA by the Board of Professional Responsibility pursuant to the Medical-Legal Code of Cooperation and its grievance procedure.

Parker & Crofford
1230 Second Ave., South
Nashville, TN 37210

Memphis VA Launching Investigation into ‘Serious Allegations’ Against Official

The Memphis Veterans Affairs Medical Center’s director said yesterday he would immediately launch an investigation into “serious allegations” that a recently promoted official falsified time cards of hospital employees, The Commercial Appeal reports. The claim is that Cheryl Brewer, assistant chief of the human resources office, approved paid time off for employees who had already used their annual leave. This newest incident joins a list of troubles that have plagued the facility in recent months, including the firing of two top officials and increased scrutiny from Tennessee’s Congressional delegation.
read more »

Comptroller: Paperwork Making TennCare Harder Than Necessary for Vulnerable Enrollees

Investigators from the Tennessee Comptroller’s office said that an overly complicated, 98-page renewal form is making it difficult for low-income enrollees to maintain their health coverage, WPLN reports. The investigation was requested by House Speaker Beth Harwell, and revealed that TennCare routinely requests information from enrollees that the agency already knows, and that enrollees sometimes don’t even receive their forms. Michele Johnson from the Tennessee Justice Center said that the forms are so dense and complicated that doctors and lawyers regularly call their offices for help.
read more »