EMS Company to End Most Indiana Services

MARTINSVILLE, Ind. (AP) – An Arizona-based emergency medical services company has announced it will end ambulance services to most of its Indiana locations.

WTHR-TV reports that Rural/Metro Corporation is going to stop serving more than 30 communities. Martinsville Mayor Phil Deckard says the company will end service within 60 days.

Rural/Metro says the decision stems from low transport volumes in rural areas, changing health care and low Medicaid reimbursement rates.

The company says it attempted to restructure and improve contracts with Indiana communities throughout the past year. It says the affected Indiana operations will end within the terms of their contracts.

Rural/Metro provides service to almost 700 communities in 21 states.