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Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Jul 15, 2014

The Haslam administration responded Monday to criticisms of the state’s implementation of rules intended to facilitate enrollment of low-income individuals in the federal health care program. In a letter to regulators, TennCare Director Darin Gordon took issue with a number of the government’s assertions. The federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) notified the state last week that it was not in compliance with six of seven "critical success factors" aimed at streamlining the eligibility and enrollment processes for Medicaid. As requested, Gordon submitted an updated plan but sought permission to work with federal officials in resolving several issues. The Times Free Press has details.