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EMS searches for solution to $1.1 million in uncollected ambulance bills
County approves write-off policy, debt collection vendor
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Commissioners approved three new actions last week to deal with $1.1 million in uncollected ambulance bills that the county has accrued over the past 10 years. The commission approved a new debt collection company, a new billing and collections policy and a debt write-off policy to help control the amount of debt the ambulance service has amassed since 2006. Emergency Services Chief Lanier Swafford and the county's Chief Financial Officer Vickie Neikirk have been working for the past six months to put together an action plan to deal with the debt and find a way to collect what can still be collected.