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Who pays when a Leland ambulance is called to a house multiple times?

Jason Gonzales
StarNews

Anyone who is transported on an ambulance that is covered by insurance, Medicare or Medicaid has their company pick up the bill, according to John Grimes, chief of the Leland Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department.

However, the town is only collecting an average of $8.19 of an average bill of $550 when the bill is directed to the individual.

That is a return of 1.9 percent for every call billed to an individual, he said. Any remaining balance is absorbed in normal operating expenses and generally comes from tax dollars (taxpayers).

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