Boyle County Fiscal Court is considering a collection service to go after unpaid EMS bills.
At Tuesday nights meeting, EMS deputy director Malcolm Miller said that he already had been in contact with several agencies.
The fiscal court began discussing the possibility of using a collection agency during the budget process.
There currently are around $300,000 in outstanding payments and around $100,000 in payments are written off annually.
Judge-Executive Harold McKinney said that it was not a foregone conclusion that a collection agency would be hired.
"I don't know if the court will decide to do it, but it is something that we need to look at," McKinney said. "We don't need to spend time on things we won't be able to collect."
Collection agencies typically take a certain percentage of what they recover, with the percentage being higher if law suits are involved.