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Good deed creates hoop-la

From: HME News

by: Theresa Flaherty

HOLLY SPRINGS, N.C. – Provider Ed Dressen found himself in the spotlight this week, just for doing his job.

On Jan. 12, right after the buzzer sounded on North Carolina State’s close win over No. 1-ranked Duke University, student Will Privette, along with hundreds of other fellow Wolfpack fans, rushed the court—in his wheelchair. Caught in the crush, Privette and his wheelchair were toppled.

“I was actually watching the game at home and saw him sitting out front, and then the announcers were saying, ‘Oh no, he’s going over,’” said Dressen, owner of Dressen Medical Supply.

CMS announces compliance enforcement discretion

From: Home Care Magazine

BETHESDA, Md., Jan. 2, 2013—The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ Office of E-Health Standards and Services (OESS) announces that to reduce the potential of significant disruption to the health-care industry, it will not initiate enforcement action until March 31, 2013, with respect to HIPAA covered entities (including health plans, health care providers, and clearinghouses, as applicable) that are not in compliance with the operating rules adopted for the following transactions as required by the Affordable Care Act: eligibility for a health plan and health care claim status. Notwithstanding OESS’ discretionary application of its enforcement authority, the … Continue Reading