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Dr. J.D. Hickey

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Background

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

Education

  • bachelor's degree
    Colgate University
  • juris doctorate
    Duke University School of Law
  • medical degree
    Duke University School of Medicine
  • bachelor's degree
    Colgate
  • medical and law degrees
    Duke University
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. - TennCare ...
info.tnanytime.org, 14 Sept 2010 [cached]
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - TennCare Bureau Director, Dr. J.D. Hickey announced today that the TennCare Behavioral Health Organizations (BHOs) have accepted new risk-bearing contracts thus moving the Bureau's entire medical and behavorial managed care network into financial risk agreements.
"We are very pleased to have our full network, both medical and behavioral, in risk agreements. We now are positioned to draw down the maximum amount of federal dollars for the behavioral health side just as we already accomplished on the medical health side last fall with our new MCO risk-bearing contracts," said TennCare Director, Dr. J.D. Hickey.
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"We hope to continue to incrementally push our entire network toward greater risk-bearing arrangements," Hickey said.
Major Initiative Announced to Transform Tennessee's Healthcare Delivery System
biz.yahoo.com, 6 July 2005 [cached]
"This is an opportunity to improve TennCare patients' quality of care and provide clinical information to our provider community at the point of care," said TennCare Bureau deputy commissioner, J.D. Hickey.
KnoxNews: State
www.knoxvillenews.com [cached]
About 38,000 of the 323,000 are "dual eligibles" who also qualify for coverage under the federal Medicare program that covers people over age 65, according to figures provided by J.D. Hickey, TennCare director.
As for children, all those now on the program will remain, Hickey said.The program covers about 612,000, children.About 112,000 would have been cut from the program in a reversion to basic Medicaid.
In TennCare, "children" means people under age 21 if they qualify for Medicaid, but only those 19 and under if they are part of the "expansion population."
In the future, all children eligible for Medicaid will be enrolled and will receive full benefits just as under the present TennCare program.But, in general, those who would now be eligible under the "expansion program" will not be enrolled, Hickey said.
For adults remaining in the program after the transition, new limits will be in effect for prescription drugs, doctor visits, hospital visits and laboratory work.
Hickey said the state plans to formally file its new plan with the federal Center for Medicare and Medicaid by the end of the week and has received "strong indications" that the federal agency will approve.
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The new plan will be implemented in stages, Hickey said, and will not be completely in place until sometime early next year.The new limits on benefits will go into effect first, taking effect in "late spring," he said.
For those to be removed from TennCare rolls, he said, the first step will be sending them a letter giving notice.Hickey said at least another 60 days will pass before the first notice can go out.
Special Education Law Blog: Special Education News
specialedlaw.blogs.com [cached]
The impetus for this study is that "TennCare has seen dramatic increases in potentially harmful levels of utilization, with unproven therapies", according to J.D. Hickey, Deputy Commissioner of TennCare.
Continue reading "Tennessee To Study Dramatic Increase in Prescriptions for Behavioral Issues" »
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. - Dr. J.D. ...
www.bcbst.com, 22 Mar 2011 [cached]
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. - Dr. J.D. Hickey will join BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee as senior vice president, as well as president and CEO of Volunteer State Health Plan (VSHP), BlueCross' TennCare managed care organization.
In this role, Hickey will oversee administration of VSHP's Medicaid operations and the management of the Cover Tennessee program. He will report directly to BlueCross president and chief operating officer Bill Gracey.
"J.D. is a highly accomplished leader and respected health care strategist, both in Tennessee and on the national scene," Gracey said.
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Hickey graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor's degree from Colgate University and was a member of the Beta Beta Beta Biology Honor Society. He also earned his medical degree from the Duke University School of Medicine and his juris doctorate from the Duke University School of Law.
He is a member of the American Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association, the American College of Legal Medicine and the American College of Healthcare Executives.
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