Bill to increase funding for rural EMS introduced in Minnesota Legislature

(St. Paul, MN)  --  A bill that would put 120-million dollars toward funding rural emergency medical services is being considered in the Minnesota Legislature.  

The bill introduced yesterday would help rural EMS providers who are struggling because of partial reimbursements from Medicaid and Medicare.  

State lawmakers say additional funding will be needed in the future to help hire more staff and narrow reimbursement gaps.  

The bill has been assigned to the Senate Taxes Committee for further discussion.