By Sally Voth -- firstname.lastname@example.org
WOODSTOCK -- The Shenandoah County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to move forward with charging insurance companies for ambulance rides.
The board voted to advertise for a billing technician and to let County Administrator Doug Walker negotiate a contract with a billing vendor.
Chairman Conrad Helsley was the sole nay vote on hiring the technician, saying he didn't support the pay grade associated with the position, and District 1 Supervisor Dick Neese was the only one to vote against hiring EMS/MC, of Lewisville, N.C., to send bills to insurance companies and Medicare. He said after the meeting he was concerned the procedure would cause residents' insurance premiums to go up.
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