Centerpoint Medical Center in Independence was cited in U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill’s letter launching an investigation of EmCare, a contractor that provides emergency room physicians for hospitals across the country, including several in the Kansas City area. McCaskill’s letter points to complaints to the Better Business Bureau about Centerpoint’s billing and collections practices, but it’s unclear how many of them stem from EmCare. File photo by DAVID PULLIAM DAVID PULLIAM
Centerpoint Medical Center in Independence was cited in U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill’s letter launching an investigation of EmCare, a contractor that provides emergency room physicians for hospitals across the country, including several in the Kansas City area. McCaskill’s letter points to complaints to the Better Business Bureau about Centerpoint’s billing and collections practices, but it’s unclear how many of them stem from EmCare. File photo by DAVID PULLIAM DAVID PULLIAM

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