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Council Wants EMSA Audit

An EMSA Ambulance on an emergency call
KWGS News File Photo
An EMSA Ambulance on an emergency call

The Tulsa City Council formally requests an investigative audit of the Emergency Medical Service Authority.

The council voted on the resolution during last night’s meeting. The resolution is only a recommendation to the EMSA Trustees. The ambulance service has come under fire for its billing practices. The council asked for a review of operations, billing practices, TotalCare billing and expenditures.

TotalCare is a system where people pay a fee on their water bill that goes to EMSA. If they pay the fee they will have no out-of-pocket ambulance expenses. However, numerous people have come forward claiming to have been charged for an ambulance, even though they were part of the Total Care program.

The vote for the audit request was unanimous by the council.