Tennessee Association for Home Care

2012 TAHC Spring Conference ONLINE Registration

Sunday, April 29, 2012 - Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Patti Killingsworth

Assistant Commissioner, Chief of Long Term Care

Patti Killingsworth is an Assistant Commissioner for the Bureau of TennCare, and since February 2007, the Chief of Long Term Care. She came to Tennessee in 2001 as a Special Assistant to the Deputy to the Governor for Health Policy, coordinating disability policy and issues across State agencies before accepting a position with TennCare as Director of Policy in February 2003. She was appointed Assistant Commissioner and Chief Administrative Officer for the TennCare Bureau in December 2004, with responsibilities for the Division of Member Eligibility and Medical Appeals Services.

Ms. Killingsworth holds a degree in Socio-Political Communications from Missouri State University. Prior to coming to Tennessee, she was a Deputy Director with the Missouri Department of Mental Health’s Division of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities where she was responsible for the design and implementation of a consumer and family directed system redesign initiative within the MRDD home and community based service delivery system.

During her tenure as TennCare Chief of Long Term Care, she led the implementation of an integrated managed long-term services and supports system for the elderly and adults with physical disabilities, expanding access to home and community based services and rapidly moving toward a rebalanced long term care system in Tennessee.

Her commitment is to changing systems to better meet the needs of consumers and family members, promoting the development and expansion of home and community based service options, and ensuring that that the voice and perspective of consumers, family members, and other key stakeholders is brought to bear in policy and program decision-making processes.

  1. State of TennCare: An Overview of Vital Issues

    Monday Apr, 30 02:45 pm – 04:15 pm Room: Salons 1-4

 

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