published Thursday, December 8th, 2011

Rhea County man charged with TennCare fraud

A Rhea County man is accused of visiting multiple physicians in a 30-day period on TennCare’s dime so he could receive hydrocodone.

Kenneth Cranmore, 29, of Graysville, Tenn., was charged with two counts of TennCare fraud today, according to a news release from the state Office of Inspector General.

TennCare fraud is a felony carrying a sentence of up to two years per charge in prison.

The investigation was done by the Rhea County Sheriff’s Office and the Office of Inspector General.

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Lr103 said...

What I still don't understand is TN Care participants are suppose to have a primary care doctor, known as the gate keeper. They can't go to another doctor without a referral from that primary care doctor. So how is it that these people are being charged with visiting multiple doctors within a 30 day period unless their primary doctor is referring them?

December 8, 2011 at 7:21 p.m.
holdout said...

How is the gatekeeper chosen? Could he have claimed to each doctor that he was the primary?

December 9, 2011 at 8:23 a.m.
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