Lafayette

Jan 9, 2013 8:53 AM by AP

Lafayette council approves higher ambulance fee

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - The Lafayette City-Parish Council has approved a rate increase for Acadian Ambulance.

The council approved a resolution that will increase the costs of receiving emergency services from Acadian Ambulance by about 44 percent and the costs of non-emergency services by nearly 75 percent during the next two years.

The resolution approved Tuesday increases the current emergency service rate of $673 to $822 in 2013 and $971 in 2014. The non-emergency service rate would increase from the current $376 to $516 in 2013 and $657 in 2014.

Jerry Romero, Acadian's senior vice president of operations, said the increased rates will "put Lafayette on par with the rest of the state" by 2014.

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Information from: The Advertiser, http://www.theadvertiser.com

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