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TennCare 1115 Demonstration

The TennCare program operates as a Medicaid demonstration project under the authority of an 1115 waiver from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). (“1115” refers to the section of the Social Security Act under which the demonstration is authorized.) The terms of the waiver are described in TennCare’s demonstration agreement with CMS.

On June 19, 2020, CMS approved an amendment to the TennCare demonstration with specified flexibilities related to the COVID-19 public health emergency.

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