The newly passed state budget includes funding to reimburse ambulance services for responding to Medicaid calls.
Governor Cuomo had originally proposed to cut the crossover and supplemental funding which helps offset the losses many EMS incur across the state. This coming after two ambulance services in Fulton County closed, citing financial reasons.
The United New York Ambulance Network Chairman David Butler released this statement to NEWS10 ABC:
“We applaud Governor Cuomo and the state Legislature for restoring Medicaid crossover and supplemental funding in this year’s enacted budget. This vital funding will enable us to continue to provide the emergency medical services that millions of New Yorkers rely on every single day. At a time when the statewide ambulance industry struggles to survive, our representatives have sent a clear signal of their support for our providers, our employees and the safety and well-being of all New Yorkers.”