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Hospital district hits cash flow bottleneck

Medical records system causes major billing issues

Ongoing problems with the electronic medical records system have led to a situation where Crook County Medical Services District is experiencing serious issues with cash flow.

Though she expects the business office to catch up with the billing in the near future, CEO Micki Lyons requested a transfer of $500,000 from the board of trustees’ account last week to cover payroll and other costs until the issue is resolved.

While happy to consider the request, the board expressed concern that the issue is still not resolved.

The problem relates to older items that have not yet been billed, creating a...