People who require emergency medical service from Charlottesville crews could soon be seeing a bill for transportation services.
On Tuesday, September 5, City Council unanimously approved the new plan which will go into effect within 60-90 days.
The EMS Cost Recovery Program will allow EMS crews to charge insurance companies, Medicaid, or Medicare as much as $850 for an ambulance transport to the hospital.
Charlottesville Fire Department says that out of 38 cities in Virginia, Charlottesville is the only one that doesn't bill for emergency transport.
The city says the program could generate as much as $1.4 million a year.
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