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File #: 191255    Version: 0
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 11/26/2019 In control: COMMON COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action: 12/17/2019
Effective date: 12/27/2019    
Title: An ordinance relating to ambulance conveyance rates and ancillary charges.
Sponsors: ALD. BORKOWSKI
Indexes: AMBULANCE SERVICE
Attachments: 1. Proof of Publication
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultTallyAction DetailsMeeting DetailsVideo
1/2/20200 MAYOR SIGNED   Action details Meeting details Not available
12/27/20190 CITY CLERK PUBLISHED   Action details Meeting details Not available
12/17/20190 COMMON COUNCIL PASSEDPass15:0 Action details Meeting details Not available
12/5/20190 PUBLIC SAFETY AND HEALTH COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED FOR PASSAGE

Minutes note: Appearing: Ald. Borkowski - Sponsor Jeanette Kowalik - MHD Commissioner Michael Stevenson - MHD MFD Asst Chief John Schwengel
Pass4:0 Action details Meeting details Video Video
11/26/20190 COMMON COUNCIL ASSIGNED TO   Action details Meeting details Not available
Number
191255

Version
ORIGINAL

Reference
131803

Sponsor
ALD. BORKOWSKI

Title
An ordinance relating to ambulance conveyance rates and ancillary charges.

Section
75-15-14-c-1 am
75-15-14-c-2 am
75-15-14-c-3 am
75-15-15 rc

Analysis
This ordinance increases the amount charged for Basic Life Support (BLS) and BLS-Emergency ambulance conveyances for patients who are residents of the city and for non-residents. The increases are as follows:
1. For residents, a 4% increase from $681 to $780.24.
2. For non-residents, a 4% increase from $788 to $819.52.

In addition, this ordinance decreases the amount charged for mileage. Mileage is defined as the distance traveled with the patient in the ambulance from point of origin to destination. The rate, for both residents and non-residents is currently $19.27 per mile, and is decreased to $19.26 per mile. This is based on a 3-year rolling average from 2016-2018.

Finally, this ordinance amends BLS ancillary charges to encompass 6 bundled categories based on an average cost of supplies typically used in the procedures.

Body
The Mayor and Common Council of the City of Milwaukee do ordain as follows:

Part 1. Section 75-15-14-c-1 to 3 of the code is amended to read:

75-15. Ambulance Certification Regulations.

14. DETERMINING RATES BILLED BY PRIVATE SECTOR PROVIDERS.

c-1. For patients who are residents of the city of Milwaukee, for basic life support, [[$681]]>>$708<>$708<<. When patients require treatment without transport, a [[$161]]>>$227<< basic life support non-transport fee shall apply.

c-2. For patients who are not residents of the city of Milwaukee, for basic life support, [[$788]]>>$819<>$819<<. When patients require treatment without transport, a [[$231]]>>$326<< basic life support non-transport fee shall apply.

c-3. In addition to the charges provided in subds. c-1 and 2, a charge of [[$19.2...

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