by Nick Delgado
Guam - The Guam Fire Department has overcome a major hurdle now starting to bill for emergency and non-emergency ambulance transports to and from the hospital and island clinics. GFD Fire Chief Joey San Nicolas says the first set of bills were mailed out by private vendor LifeQuest Services, which is contracted to submit claims and collect payments for GFD.
He told KUAM News, "Once the revenue is gained then we can finally start recouping the cost services provided then we can turn around and re-look at how we provide and make sure we can give the community what they expect from GFD."
San Nicolas says the Toughbooks to digitize the billing process should arrive next month. LifeQuest is accepting payments at MyAmbulanceBill.com or with the Treasurer of Guam at the One-Stop Center in Upper Tumon.