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EMS rates could increase in Lee County

LEE CO., GA (WALB) -

Lee County leaders are considering steep increases to ambulance service fees.
They haven't gone up in more than a decade and now the County billing department is recommending rates that would be well above the state and national averages.
Tonight, some county commissioners questioned whether the hikes should be that much and sent the proposal back to the billing department.  

"What we've asked the County Manager and EMS Director is to bring us back a couple of options with the resulting additional revenue amounts with each option and then some sort of justification that would go into why you would set your  rates for this option and why you would use this option,” said Rick Muggridge, Chairman.

 Commissioners hope to take a vote on the higher fees in two weeks.
 The changes could go into effect October 1st.

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