Paulding County Hospital's chief financial officer Rob Goshia, reviewed on-going efforts to upgrade PCH's computerized billing system with the hospital trustees at their recent board meeting.
"We are investigating options to revise our bills," said Goshia
."Our goal is to make the bills as clear and as easy to understand as possible."Goshia
told the group that the PCH-billing focus group, which included several community residents, had provided valuable input on improving the format of the hospital's bills."They offered several suggestions on how to improve the format of our bills.We're confident we can incorporate their suggestions," Goshia
continued, whatever computer program is selected to generate the bills it also will provide upgrades to the payroll, medical records, accounts payable, and materials management systems."In materials management, we are moving toward bar-coding.That would give us the capability to take inventory on-line, at any time," he
said."The more efficient and cost effective our business processes are, the more opportunities we have to devote our financial resources to providing the best in healthcare," Goshia
monthly financial report, Goshia
reported a net loss for July of $27,228 and a year to date profit of $165,856."The loss was primarily a result of lower than budgeted revenue in outpatient surgery due to the delay in Dr. Strawter's coming on board," Goshia