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Harford moves to set service fees for first county-owned ambulance

Harford moves to set service fees for first county-owned ambulance

In another step toward putting the first county-owned ambulances in Harford County history in service next year, the County Council is considering legislation to set the fees that patients will be billed.

The council held a public hearing Tuesday evening on Bill 17-020, sponsored by Harford County Executive Barry Glassman, that sets fees “equal to the Medicare allowable amount for such transportation,” according to the legislation. No one from the public spoke during the hearing.

The legislation also provides for such charges to increase or decrease in step with applicable Medicare charges fluctuations. If there is no comparable Medicare charge for the service provided, the...

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