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Council OKs EMS fee increases

The last time ambulance fees for Great Bend Emergency Medical Services were adjusted was in 2009. Much has happened since then and Fire Chief Mike Napolitano told the City Council Monday night a change was in order.
The Council agreed, approving increases across the board for EMS ambulance charges. The new rates are based on current reimbursements allowed by Medicare and Blue Cross and Blue Shield, as well as fees from area EMS departments.
“We were behind quite a ways,” Napolitano said. The changes bring the city in line with standard rates.
Here is a run-down the new fees:
• Basic ...


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