Beginning Oct. 1, 2019, outstanding claims with the Mecklenburg Emergency Medical Services Agency (Medic) that are older than 120 days from the date of service will be referred to the Office of the Tax Collector to initiate advanced tax collection methods, including garnishment. This will result in additional fees associated with the garnishment, which debtors will be responsible for paying. Those whose services are covered by Medicaid, worker’s comp, hospice, or who qualify for charity write-offs will not be referred to the Office of the Tax Collector.
North Carolina general statutes permit delinquent Medic claims to be collected utilizing the same enforcement actions available for delinquent taxes. This method of collection is an additional tool to minimize the required County fund dollars and/or additional rate increases to Medic invoices.
Individuals with unpaid Medic claims are encouraged to pay promptly to avoid being garnished. Payments can be made using the following options: visit Medic911.com/billing-questions/payments-options, mail the payment to PO Box 741033, Atlanta, GA 30374 or contact Medic at 888-363-2723.
For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions on the Office of the Tax Collector’s webpage. Customers with questions regarding a garnishment notice may call the Office of the Tax Collector at 980-314-4450 or email at TaxMedic@MeckNC.gov.
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