Cottage Grove EMS write-offs continue rising
An aging population more reliant on federally subsidized insurance programs like Medicare and Medicaid is increasing the amount of EMS write-offs in Cottage Grove.
The city is writing off roughly $1.9 million in EMS costs for 2013. City Finance Director Robin Roland said they are mandatory.
“We cannot recoup fees above and beyond what Medicare and Medicaid will allow,” Roland told the Cottage Grove City Council recently.