Fire chiefs lobby state to halt ambulance-fee policy

Fire chiefs oppose policy of insurer paying patient directly, saying it leads to fraud


By Chris Camire
The Lowell Sun

BOSTON — Dozens of fire chiefs from across the state lobbied the Senate Thursday to strike down a policy that forces ambulance companies to collect payments directly from the patients they transport to hospitals.

Chiefs are warning the policy is leading to fraud, lawsuits and lost profits.

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