Texas EMS dealing with uncompensated care

Texas EMS Executive Director Verne Walker said the company had a good year in 2012, with membership growth spilling over the 10,000-member mark but noted that uncompensated service is a lingering problem.

Uncompensated care provided by Texas EMS added up to $1.6 million, Walker said.

“Looking to 2013 our biggest continuing challenge is dealing with the overwhelming amount of uncompensated care that is provided to the citizens,” Walker said. “We are morally, ethically and legally required to provide care to all patients during their time of need, so we continually look for ways to help cover the debt.”


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