The year also included a first-quarter after-tax charge of $2.7 million for a doubtful account.
The company said the year-ago 9-month results also include a special after-tax charge for a doubtful account of $2,700,000.
Common examples are electricity and water, rentals, depreciation, doubtful accounts, interest, insurance.
The company has now sharply increased its reserves against doubtful accounts.
Straightening out a lot of doubtful accounts was more than one man's task.
The actual amount of uncollectible receivable is written off as an expense from Allowance for doubtful accounts.
Neither did the company add to reserves for doubtful accounts, the former employee said.
The reserve for doubtful accounts, meanwhile, was $700,000.
He noted that while patient revenues in the quarter rose 17 percent, to $35.7 million, the allowance for doubtful accounts fell 21 percent, to $1.6 million.
Those results also include a $73 million increase in allowances for doubtful accounts and a $126 million writedown of investments and properties.