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August 26, 2014

Petition halts Mo. ambulance billing outsourcing

Opponents lock down signatures to overturn the city’s decision to privatize ambulance billing

THE KANSAS CITY STAR

KANSAS CITY, Mo. —  A group opposed to the Kansas City Council’s decision to outsource ambulance billing has gathered sufficient petition signatures to force a referendum.

City Clerk Marilyn Sanders confirmed this week that the committee of petitioners had gathered 8,078 valid signatures to try to overturn the council’s decision. They needed 7,144 signatures of registered voters.

The City Council voted 7-4 on June 19 to privatize Kansas City’s medical billing for ambulance calls, a function currently handled by Fire Department employees. The Council authorized the fire chief to enter into a five-year contract with Advanced Data Processing Inc., a subsidiary of Intermedix Corp.

Read full storyPetitions sufficient to challenge KC ambulance billing outsourcing

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