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Automated Clearing House

Direct Deposit Enrollment:

ACH Form (pdf, 84kb)

Substitute W-9 (pdf, 11kb)

ACH Letter (pdf, 32kb)

ACH FAQ (pdf, 15kb)

"ACH" stands for Automated Clearing House. Sometimes this is also referred to "EFT" (Electronic Funds Transfer) or simply as Direct Deposit. All three terms are used interchangeably. This should not to be confused with a "wire transfer."

ACH is the method of dispersing funds via electronic means instead of writing paper checks. The funds are transferred directly from the State's account, to the Federal Reserve Bank, and then to the recipient's bank electronically. There is no uncertainty with delays caused by utilizing the mail, misplacing checks at the recipient's place of business, and the risk of theft is greatly reduced.

The ACH system will:

  • Increase the speed of receiving your payment
  • Decrease the chance of a lost or stolen check
  • Make payment easier through automation
  • Link your department with all state departments for payment

Forms and information to return to begin the ACH process:

  1. ACH Form with your NPI in the top right hand corner;
  2. Substitute W-9 to update any provider information; and
  3. Voided check or deposit slip or a letter from your bank on their letterhead with routing and account information (for more information see FAQ (pdf, 15kb) #5).

Please send completed forms to the:

Bureau of TennCare:

Division of Budget/Finance, 4-East
c/o April Carter
310 Great Circle Road
Nashville, TN 37243

Fax: (615) 532-3479
Attention: April Carter