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EMS director says billing rate agreement is equitable

September 14th, 2020 by WCBC Radio

Allegany County Emergency Services Director James Pyles has announced that an agreement has been reached by the committee charged with determining a fair billing rate structure for EMS and the county’s eight volunteer fire and rescue companies. The situation came to light publicly in late August when a large number of representatives from the volunteers companies attended a county commissioners meeting voicing concern with several issues- with many of the criticisms directed toward Pyle and his handling of the matter. During Thursday’s meeting, Pyles said that the committee agreed that two providers who received 50% will see that increase to 60%, and a third billed at 35% will go to 50%. A set rate will now be in place for all volunteer companies. Pyles said he hopes the agreement will resolve the various issues and concerns of the volunteers companies…