Exclusives
FacebookTwitterLinkedInGoogle+RSS Feed
Fire EMSEMS TodayEMS Insider

Virginia County Reconsiders Ambulance Fee

The possibility of charging ambulance fees in Prince William will resurface Tuesday when the Board of County Supervisors reconvenes after a month-long recess.

Unlike most of its neighbors, Prince William does not recover ambulance fees, and that, board members decided last year, needed to be reassessed.

At the board's request, Prince William Fire Chief Kevin McGee hired a consulting firm to conduct a feasibility study on the issue. The findings of the roughly $100,000 study will be presented during Tuesday's meeting and outline possible charges, opportunities and barriers to implementing the fees, McGee said.

"This is common practice not only in the commonwealth but across the nation," McGee said, noting that Loudoun County is the only other area jurisdiction that doesn't recover fees. "Patient care will remain our primary concern, and nobody will be denied service if this takes effect."

According to the study conducted by the law firm Page, Wolfberg & Wirth, the county could recover as much as $3.1 million the first year it charges Medicare, Medicaid and insurance companies for ambulance runs, McGee said, noting that the number is just an estimate.

Read More, Ambulance Fee Issue Resurfaces

RELATED ARTICLES

Serving the Psychological Needs of Your Employees

How does your agency help employees cope with the traumas and stressors of EMS?

A Reader Shares Her Experience with James Page

His legacy lives on. 

Vehicle Staging is Essential at an MCI

It's a time-proven practice.

Delivering a Miracle

The Oregon River Safety Program, provided by American Medical Response as a service to communities it serves in Northwest Oregon, realized a decrease in drow...

EMS Physicians Can Help Close the Gap Between EMS & Other Public Health Agencies

Return EMS to our roots of a very close and mutually productive relationship between the EMS physician and the field care providers.

Be Productive with your Meeting Time and Agenda

Meeting just to "meet" destroys productivity in organizations.

Features by Topic

Featured Careers

 

JEMS TV

FEATURED VIDEO TOPICS

Learn about new products and innovations featured at EMS Today 2015

 

JEMS Connect

CURRENT DISCUSSIONS

 
 

EMS BLOGS

Blogger Browser

Today's Featured Posts