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Lawsuit dismissed over treatment of children on Tenncare

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(WRCB) - A federal judge in Tennessee has dismissed a long-running lawsuit over medical and dental treatment for the 750,000 children on Tenncare, more than a third of all children in the state.

The class-action suit filed in 1998 by the Tennessee Justice Center claimed children in the program weren't getting proper care, in violation of federal rules governing the state's version of Medicaid.

Those rules require states to provide early and periodic screening as well as diagnostic and treatment services.

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