City of Harrisonburg votes to increase rate paid for emergency transports

  • Source: WHSV-TV 3 News
  • Published: 06/13/2019 12:10 PM

An increase to the fees paid by insurance companies to reimburse transportation costs by emergency response teams in Harrisonburg was approved by city council on Tuesday evening. Virginia Code § 38.2-3407.9 allows localities to charge for the price of providing the services and the city has not changed its rates in nearly a decade. Fire Chief Ian Bennett said the new figures are more in line with those used by Rockingham County and are based on Medicare guidelines. "Although it's a relatively large jump, it's about probably in the 20% to 30%, it's because there's been absolutely no increase but there's been a significant increase in costs," said Bennett.


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