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Cottage Grove EMS write-offs continue rising

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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.

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Emily Buss
Emily Buss joined the South Washington County Bulletin in February 2013. She covers local government in Cottage Grove, St. Paul Park and Newport, along with other general assignment reporting. She holds a bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communications from Minnesota State University, Mankato.
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