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Commissioners Accept Memorandums of Understanding from Rescue Squads to Implement Emergency Medical Services Billing System

The Commissioners have accepted Memorandums of Agreement (MOA) with the volunteer rescue squads of St. Mary’s County to authorize and implement an Emergency Medical Services Ambulance Transport Services Billing System on their behalf. The collaboration between county government and the local rescue squads will allow the approved vendor to bill insurance companies for emergency transport, and reimburse fees to the individual rescue squads. Commissioner President Randy Guy clarified that residents should not be fearful of calling 911 or using emergency medical transport for concerns over an inability to pay. “I want to make sure we are doing a soft billing. I don’t want people to have to pay anything. If people can’t afford it, they won’t be billed.” Steve Walker, Director of Emergency Services, confirmed that insurance providers would cover these costs, and no charges would be passed on to individuals. Shawn Davidson, Rescue Squad Association Chief, said. “For nearly 70 years, the volunteer emergency medical service in St. Mary’s County has worked hard to provide quality and timely care to those in need in the community.  Over that time, our service has evolved, adapting to the changing needs in health care and community alike.  In order to support the next steps […]

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