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Medicare Changes Will Affect Ambulance Budget

Changes in Medicare reimbursement for ground ambulance service is destined to cost Grundy County a significant amount of money.

On Dec. 31, the Medicare rates paid to ambulance services is set to be decreased, with Grundy County looking at a decrease of 17 to 20 percent. That would result in the county ambulance service losing approximately $80,000 per year in Medicare reimbursement. For Medicare purposes, Grundy County is considered a

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