LANCASTER - Garrard County Memorial Hospital is not providing services, but its accounts receivable department is still in operation.
"We will be billing Medicare/Medicaid and the insurance companies," said Chief Financial Officer Loretta Rinthen.
A quotation in Sunday's Kentucky Advocate had board Chairman Leonard Smith saying, "We cannot provide services for anybody. We cannot bill anyone."
However, Smith wants to make clear that he said, "We cannot bill anybody for any services after 5 o'clock (Friday)."
Smith said bills for services performed prior to the suspension of services are being sent out.
"There's several hundred thousand dollars out there," Smith said.
"We will continue to collect over the next few months receivables that are out there," Rinthen said.
Smith said about 10 hospital employees are still working, but that some of their duties are shared with the Long Term Care Facility.