North Carolina county to go after nearly $30M in unpaid ambulance bills

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Mecklenburg County in North Carolina will used advanced collection methods to recoup unpaid ambulance bills, according to TV station FOX 46 Charlotte.

The unpaid bills involve Medic, an ambulance service provider operated under the county.

Mecklenburg County said there is such a large volume of unpaid Medic bills, totaling about $28 million, that it needs to take action to get back money owed, the station reported. The efforts, effective Oct. 1, will include using collection agencies and garnishing wages for bills at least 120 days past due.

Mecklenburg County Commissioner Pat Cotham told FOX 46 Charlotte that the advanced collection methods will apply to residents who are able to pay, but have not done so, and are not aimed at people with low or fixed incomes.

 

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