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Erlanger Chooses Local Business to Handle EMS Bills

Correction: An earlier version of this story included a sentence and headline that referenced Intermedix's outsourcing of resources to the Middle East. That was a claim made by city officials in Erlanger. A spokesperson for Intermedix told RCN that the company does not have any operations in the Middle East. The story has been updated. RCN regrets the error.

In a special meeting of Erlanger City Council on Tuesday night, bids from six companies that take care of billing for the emergency medical services (EMS) department were discussed.

For a number of years, the City had used Intermedix, a company originally based in Columbus, Oh., but after awhile the city claimed that when there was a problem, help was hard to get, so the cntract was put out to bid. Those bids came in a few weeks ago. The bids were sorted through and then council members Gary Meyer and Renee Skidmore made a recommendation.

The companies were Medicount, out of Cincinnati, EMS Management, out of North Carolina, Life Quest, out of Wisconsin, AMB, from Paducah, and Fire Recovery, from Illinois. Medicount was favored due to the fact that they were local, and when their bid of $30,275 turned out to be the lowest, that was the company that was recommended to council. The remaining members of Council voted to accept the recommendation and the meeting was concluded.

Council then went into committee meetings for police, building and zoning and codes, and progress and revitalization.

-Patricia A. Scheyer, RCN contributor