BOARD OF HEALTH/ADVISORY BOARD MINUTES
DECEMBER 5, 2011
Members present: Dr. Lisa Kapler, Gaylen Hicok, Rosemary Tobin, and Pat McDonnell
Members Absent: Jodie Buehler
Guests: Amy Markham representation from Prairie Ridge Prevention Services
Others present: Gail Arjes, Director Floyd County Public Health and Jeff Sherman, Floyd County Sanitarian
Meeting called to order at 6:00pm by Dr. Kapler.
Minutes from the September 12, 2011 meeting reviewed. Motion made by
Pat McDonnell to approve the minutes, seconded by Gaylen Hicok, motion carried. Motion made by Rosemary Tobin to approve the agenda, seconded by Pat McDonnell.
Amy Markham from Prairie Ridge Prevention Services presented on the gambling treatment services offered by Prairie Ridge and reported that these services are available to Floyd County. Amy would like to do presentation to organizations within the county. Names were given to Amy to contact.
Gail Arjes, Floyd County Public Health/Home Health Care
Gail reviewed YTD budget. No concerns noted by the Board.
Chart Audits were completed by an outside agency. Summary was given to the Board to review.
Gail updated the Board on wellness activities happening within the county.
Charles City/Floyd County is currently working on the Blue Zone Project and has made it past the first round of applicants. A more detailed grant proposal will now need to be written to try to receive the funding. Three communities will be selected out of 58 to receive funding. Gail also spoke on the Live Healthy Iowa Program and its 100 day challenge. We have been working to incorporate Live Healthy Iowa and the Blue Zone into one wellness coalition.
Gail presented the FY13 budget to the Board. Motion made by Pat McDonnell to approve the budget as presented, seconded by Rosemary Tobin, motion carried.
Gail reported that our Medicare and Medicaid cost reports for year ended June 30, 2011 were completed by Dave McSorley, CPA. The settlements indicated that no amount was due from Medicare and $36,138 was due from Medicaid.
Gail reviewed with the Board the change in cost per visit/hour for billing FY12 LPHSC which will become effective January 1, 2012 as follows: skilled nursing $86.14/visit, Home Care Aide (Homemaker) $33.57/hour, and Home Care Aide (Personal Care) $33.11/hour. Our charge for skilled nursing, HCA/Homemaker, and therapies will remain the same. Motion made by Gaylen Hicok to approve changes as presented, seconded by Rosemary Tobin.
Jeff Sherman, Floyd County Sanitarian Report
Jeff reviewed YTD budget with the Board and states he has used 37% as of 11-09-11.
Jeff presented the FY13 budget to the Board. Motion was made by Rosemary Tobin to approve the budget as presented, seconded by Gaylen Hicok, motion carried.
Jeff informed the Board that Misty was awarded a grant of $2,500 to do radon awareness again this year. She will be doing education in Charles City and Rockford this year.
Jeff informed the Board that he has been getting more request to do arsenic test. He thinks this is due to all the press that it has been getting.
Old Business: No old business
New Business: Gail and Jeff updated the Board on the City of Floyd discontinuing the fluoridation of their city drinking water due to non working equipment and the high cost to replace the equipment. IDPH is aware of this.
Next meeting will be held January 9, 2012 at 6:00 pm at the Floyd County Public Health/Home Health Care office located at 1003 Gilbert St., Charles City, Iowa.
Minutes taken by
Gail Arjes, R.N.