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.
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