Supervisors approve separate billing for ambulance service
by Associated Press
Published: February 5,2013
GULFPORT — Harrison County supervisors have voted to allow American Medical Response to send a separate bill to patients when city and county fire departments respond to emergency medical calls.
However, a representative from AMR says while Gulfport expressed an interest in this, none of the cities have told AMR that they want to start billing for these services.
The Sun Herald reports the county recently negotiated a new contract with AMR, which included adding a line on patients’ bills for a “first responder charge.”
Butch Oberhoff, a spokesman for AMR, says the company can’t add that to the ambulance bill; it must be sent separately. Monday’s action by supervisors amended the contract to allow AMR to send out bills for fire department response if the cities want to do that.
To sign up for Mississippi Business Daily Updates, click here.
Top Posts & Pages
- Stabenow, Cochran brace for full Senate vote on Farm Bill
- Counties ‘hoping to get it right’ as they await Tuscaloosa Marine shale boom
- District at Eastover construction to start later this year
- Ex-Northwest Rankin coach David Coates dies before drug trial
- Fervor grows for Tuscaloosa Marine Shale
- Keeping Our Eye On Nathan McNeill
- Forward-thinking power companies transform “disruptions” into opportunities
- WILLOUGHBY: Rubinsky grows First Class Linen from ground up
- PSC’s Mississippi Power probe continues as regulators mull next move