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Tuesday, December 22nd

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From the Cleveland Daily Banner…

Autumn Hughes reports: For the ninth consecutive year, Bradley County has received the Distinguished Budget Award from the Government Finance Officers Association.

County Mayor D. Gary Davis made the announcement in a recent session of the Bradley County Commission.

Davis said there are three employees in the Bradley County Accounting Department: Finance Director Rena’ Samples, Purchasing Clerk Angie Kaylor and Payables Clerk Callie Kent. Davis said the three-person department handles 60,000 transactions per year.

The award was for the 2019-20 budget year.

From WRCB Channel 3…

TennCare, Gainwell Technologies LLC and Axis Direct, Inc. announced on Monday around 3,300 Medicaid members in Tennessee were notified of a privacy issue that may have impacted their protected health information, TennCare announced in a news release on Monday morning.

TennCare was notified by Gainwell, which manages the Medicaid Management Information System (MMIS) operations for TennCare, of this issue on Oct. 23, and together they moved quickly to conduct a thorough investigation. In November and December 2019, a print/mail vendor, Axis Direct, was managing mailings to Medicaid members in the state. Due to a manual processing error related to change of addresses, subsequent mailing in late 2019 and 2020 were misaddressed. As a result, around 3,300 TennCare members may have had their protected health information sent to someone other than the intended recipient.

From the Chattanooga Times Free Press…

One day after Gov. Bill Lee issued Executive Order No. 70 — which limits the number of people allowed to gather in a group setting — the TSSAA has announced new restrictions on who will be allowed to attend high school athletic events.

Because of the significant increase in COVID-19 infections across the state, TSSAA executive direction Bernard Childress released the restrictions — which are effective immediately and will continue through Jan. 19, 2021 — on Monday evening.

Social distancing between persons from different households is required. While the Executive Order does not mandate the use of masks, Gov. Lee has encouraged masks to be worn.

Several counties in the Chattanooga area, including Hamilton County, had already announced earlier this month they were shutting down winter sports (basketball and wrestling) until the second week of January.