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The Chattanooga region’s largest hospital system may soon be out of network for thousands of patients with UnitedHealthcare insurance if a bitter dispute with Erlanger Health System over payment rates is not resolved by the end of the month.

As a growing number of children in surrounding states show up in hospitals with severe respiratory problems from a rare virus strain, Tennessee health officials say it is likely just a matter of time before the virus arrives up in the state.

Prescription laws begin taking hold

Database, other requirements are having an impact on Tennessee’s drug war

Three years ago, it was pretty easy for a patient to walk into a doctor’s office in Tennessee needing help with pain or anxiety, then walk back out with a prescription for a 90-day supply of Vicodin or Xanax.

The CEO of Blood Assurance is starting a four-year term as Erlanger Health System’s newest board member.

Rhasean Lowry told police the injuries to his girlfriend's daughter were an accident.

A federal judge has ordered Tennessee’s state Medicaid program to take responsibility for long-delayed applications, calling for the agency to hold hearings for people who have waited months to find out whether they will receive coverage.

A federal judge has ruled against Tennessee's Medicaid agency, granting class action status to a lawsuit filed against the state agency by 11 patients who alleged months-long delays getting TennCare coverage.

As a nurse in the intensive care unit, Meghan Buffat always thought she empathized with her patients’ families.

Just days before TennCare leaders head to court over accusations that state failures have created months-long delays in coverage, the agency’s director faced questions from lawmakers about the unfinished computer system that led to those delays.

TennCare’s director acknowledged Tuesday that contractors have not finished even the first of four testing phases required to launch a new computer system that was supposed to begin handling Medicaid enrollment last October.

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