The chance of ending up in the water is higher in those rapids, McQueen said. He believes in the river mantra that a boater is always just in between swims.Continue Reading Take Me to More News
The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) wants to increase the reimbursement rates to ambulance service providers by 10 percent. This would match prevailing fees identified by the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services geographic costs index.
“This is important for West Virginia’s Medicaid Program to ensure continued access to essential health care services,” said Cindy Beane, commissioner of DHHR’s Bureau for Medical Services.
The fuel cost for Cabell County EMS increased more than $100,000 this past year alone.
“We’re struggling with the fuel costs and everything; that’s going to be greatly appreciated,” said Cabell County EMS Director Gordon Merry.
According to the West Virginia Bureau for Medical Services, the rate increase is anticipated to go into effect on July 1.