Clymer FD Votes To Authorize EMS Billing
CLYMER — On Tuesday, members of Clymer Volunteer Fire Company Inc. voted to authorize billing for Emergency Medical Services provided by the Clymer Volunteer Fire Company.
Dr. Paul Heslink, Clymer EMS captain, said providing patient care to all has been and will always be the top priority of Clymer EMS. As a result of a new law, General Municipal Law section 209-b, passed nearly a year ago in New York state, voluntary EMS departments are now allowed to bill for services rendered. The provision is an attempt to offset increasing taxes that are needed to supply revenue to be used for ambulance expenses.
As per agreement with the company’s professional billing service, there will be no fees or costs to the legal residents of the district, which includes the towns of Clymer and French Creek. Both residents and non-residents without insurance will not be billed for any services provided by Clymer Volunteer EMS. Insurance co-pays for residents of both townships will be waived.