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S.C. agency ups starting EMT pay by nearly 20%

Thorne Ambulance Service said it could shift funds toward salaries by retooling its budget and benefiting from the Medicare rate increase


Thorne Ambulance Service operates in South Carolina.

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By Leila Merrill

GREENVILLE, S.C. — Thorne Ambulance Service announced Friday that its starting EMT pay is increasing by nearly 20%.

The service stated in a LinkedIn post that its leadership team has reduced organizational expenses so it can shift funds toward salaries. It also said that the Medicare rate increase and renegotiations of contracts with customers and vendors have freed up money.

Thorne provides basic and advanced life support services in South Carolina.


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