Tennessee

State of Hepatitis C
Medicaid Access:

C

Tennessee

Liver damage restrictions

Tennessee Fee-For-Service (FFS) and Managed Care Organizations (MCOs) do not impose liver damage restrictions.

Sobriety restrictions

Tennessee FFS and MCOs require six months of sobriety for beneficiaries with a history of alcohol or substance use.

Prescriber restrictions

Tennessee FFS and MCOs allow all physicians to prescribe treatment except in certain clinical situations in which a specialist must consult.

Recommendations

  • Remove sobriety and prescriber restrictions.
  • Maintain parity across FFS and MCO programs and transparency regarding hepatitis C coverage requirements.

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