ELDRIDGE, BENSON ANNOUNCE 28K GRANT FUNDING FOR AYER FIRE DEPARTMENT

Funding will help provide public ambulance and emergency services

BOSTON– Senator Eldridge (D-Acton) and Representative Jennifer Benson (D-Lunenburg) announced that the Baker-Polito Administration has awarded 28k in grant funding to the Ayer Fire Department because of their participation in the Ambulance Certified Public Expenditure Program (CPE). The Ambulance CPE program allows municipalities that provide emergency public ambulance and emergency medical services for MassHealth members to secure supplemental reimbursement.

“I applaud the Baker-Polito Administration for securing this grant funding to ensure that Ayer will be able to continue providing high quality emergency medical care,” said Senator Eldridge. “I am pleased that MassHealth members will continue to benefit from these valuable programs and services.”

“I am pleased the Administration has awarded these much needed funds to the Ayer Fire Department as part of the CPE Program,” said Representative Benson (D-Lunenburg). “This grant ensures that those in Ayer with MassHealth will continue to have access to life-saving emergency medical services.”

In early June, the town will receive a payment of $28,886. Ayer received this funding because of its participation in the Ambulance Certified Public Expenditure Program which gives eligible municipalities with public ambulance and EMS services the opportunity to receive Medicaid compensation for services to MassHealth recipients.

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