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City to increase steps for ambulance bad debt collection

HOISINGTON — After the conclusion of the landowner/property agreement portion of the city council meeting, the council continued with the regular meeting on Monday.
The city will step up efforts to collect on bad ambulance debt. City Manager Jonathan Mitchell said the  bills are being turned over to the state for collection through income tax, but the city hasn’t had much success with that program. The council approved a proposal through Credit Management Services. They will charge a commission of 30 percent.
EMT Director Scott Fleming said some accounts had gotten stale and were five  years old. He estimated ...

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