Group fights city's decision to outsource KCPD billing for ambulance collections

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A group is upset with Kansas City’s decision to outsource the fire department’s billing for ambulance collections.

The group delivered a petition with 400 signatures to City Hall to notify the city of its intent to stop the deal.

Advanced Data Processing is set to take over a five-year contract for the city. The company will receive 4.5 percent payment on all ambulance bill collections.

This deal is expected to save the city about $800,000 per year.

However supporters of the petition pointed out Advanced Data Processing has an inconsistent track record full of negative results with customer service and accuracy.

“You have a contract that’s bad; you have a contractor that’s bad. You put those two things together and you have a really bad combination of what could happen to Kansas City,” Community bishop T. R. Caldwell said. 

Another petition will circulate to get the group’s initiative on the ballot. They’ll have to get more than 7,000 signatures in one month.

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