At the direction of the City Council, McGladrey, Inc. was retained to perform an audit to determine if there had been occasions in 2013 or 2014 where City employees or officials received emergency medical treatment from the Moline Fire Department and were not billed for the service when they should have been. McGladrey audited the CAD data received from the Public Safety Communications Center (911 Centre), the Fire Department’s database as well as data from the City’s private billing service. The audit found that in the years 2013 and 2014, there were 12,776 events contained in the data audited; 52 of these incidents involved current or former City employees and officials. Of those 52 incidents, 42 were billed; 10 were not. Of the 10 incidents that were not billed, 8 had dispositions that were not billable and so were, accordingly, not billed. It appears that there were two incidents where the patient was transported by ambulance and should have been billed. Further investigation into these two incidents revealed that the patients were former employees or officials who had each been retired for approximately twenty years. These two incidents appear to be errors and will be sent out for billing.
Given these findings, there is no indication of wrongdoing or improper billing practices as to City employees or officials. Based on these findings, it is the City Council’s direction that no further investigation is warranted. A copy of the report is available at the link below.