Rebling leading health center board
The Jefferson County Health Center Board of Trustees elected new officers at its monthly meeting Monday evening at the health center.
Renee Rebling was elected to serve as chairwoman, while the former chairman, Bob Keller, was elected to serve as vice chairman. Merlin Miller was elected as treasurer.
Trustee Julie Greeson had announced the list of officers recommended by the board’s committee, and the trustees unanimously elected those recommended for the positions.
Health center administrator and CEO Deb Cardin thanked Keller for his leadership throughout the past years.
“It’s been a pleasure to serve,” said Keller, adding “I don’t plan on going anywhere soon.”
The health center’s chief financial officer, Gene Irwin, reported to the trustees that the facility had another good month in December.
Irwin’s report showed the health center had a net income during December of $249,526, compared to the negative $108,547 it had budgeted, which is a 329.9 percent variance.
The net income for the year so far is $1,307,968, compared to the negative $294,401 it had budgeted, which is a 544.3 percent variance.
Irwin said the net income for the year to date is $980,000 above where it was last year at this time.
The health center’s gross account receivable increased by $199,852 to $4,770,326 as of Dec. 31. In addition to this, there is a physician clinic account receivable of $80,026 for a total gross account receivable of $4,850,352. Total allowances were $1,371,000 for a net account receivable of $3,479,352.
A total of 3,627 claims were filed in December, with a gross value of $3,309,583. Medicare collections for the month totaled $781,713. Medicaid collections were $166,269. Total patient collections for December, including Medicare, Medicaid and physician clinic, was $1,953,670.
“We were a little bit down on collections; don’t know if it was because of the holidays or what, but so far this month, collections have been great,” said Irwin.
The health center had an average daily census of 15.1 patients in December, which is more than the 12.2 patients it had predicted in its budget. Plus, the number of patient days in December totaled 466; it had predicted 376 days.
The board of trustees approved Irwin’s request to publish the county budget. He said the board’s finance committee will need to meet in a couple of weeks.