Ten Year Changes: DIDD and TennCare Services

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The changes TennCare and DIDD plan to make will change the programs and health insurance plans that support vulnerable Tennesseans, including those on the DIDD waiver programs.


If CMS approves this, starting September 1st, your MCO (Amerigroup, BlueCare or United Healthcare) that provides your healthcare insurance also will be overseeing and managing the Waiver services you now receive.


The proposed changes raise many issues, which include:

  • Putting people on the DIDD waiver into managed care for their community services
  • Restricting what medications people will be able get
  • Limiting who is allowed to be on the TennCare Select programs
  • Granting a 10-year waiver approval without a federal comment period, instead of normal 5 year period


The State must get permission from the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) before they can make these changes. 


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