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September 02, 2014

Mo. city finds way to outsource ambulance billing, keep local jobs

After privatizing ambulance billing was overturned by a in Kansas City petition, the city reworked its plans to keep workers employed while outsourcing additional aid for revenue collection from patients

The Kansas City Star

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The protracted battle over who controls ambulance billing in Kansas City is far from over.

That’s good news for taxpayers, who stand to benefit if a subsidiary of Intermedix Corp. can help the city bring in more revenue to cover the costs of rides for patients. That would free up city funds to provide other services.

Mayor Sly James and a City Council majority earlier this year voted to privatize emergency medical services billing, which could have led to transferring about 16 city employees to other jobs. Supporters claimed annual savings could reach $700,000, and that few other cities did their own ambulance billing.

Read full story: Plan B could help improve KC ambulance billing

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Lesa Gonzalez Lesa Gonzalez Tuesday, September 02, 2014 10:05:25 PM This is an example of the corrupt and unethical city council of Kansas City. To hell with what the citizens want, we have an ace up our sleeve and we will go around the taxpayers. The reason collections are so poor is because the FD has no repercussions nor incentives for paramedics to get billing information. The amount of insurance and other billing information has dropped significantly in the four years since the FD took over MAST. MAST medics got disciplined for not getting information. The whole EMS system in Kansas City is now in shambles.

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