TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Sep 29, 2014

Attorneys for the state of Tennessee filed notice on Friday that they would appeal a federal district judge’s ruling that TennCare must provide applicants with a fair hearing even if applications cannot be processed on time. Under federal law, states that participate in the Medicaid program generally are required to determine eligibility within 45 days. If the state cannot meet that deadline, applicants are still entitled to a hearing. TennCare applicants filed suit earlier this year complaining that their applications have been pending for months while the state refuses to hold hearings. WDEF News 12 reports.