by Mindy Aguon
Guam - One of the Guam Memorial Hospital's biggest receivables belongs to none other than the Government of Guam. GMH spokesperson Connor Murphy says the hospital is waiting on two months' worth of distributions from the Healthy Futures Fund totaling $404,000. They're owed $3.9 million for services rendered to GovGuam patients such as students from the Department of Education and inmates from the Department of Corrections.
And, the Medically Indigent Program and Medicaid bills alone are $2 million each.
"We're doing our best," Murphy said, "Again, it's trying to get the payment for services provided for Medicaid and MIP patients. That's what we're focusing on right now. We haven't been able to fully ensure payroll until the Friday of payday for the past few months now."
Meanwhile, now that the governor has signed Bill 479 into law, Murphy says the Guam Economic Development Authority is expected to put out GMH's request for proposal for a revolving loan by next week. That money will go towards paying off GMH vendors.