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Emergency Medical Services Corp. Mar 09
Standard & Poors, March 2009
Revenue diversity from its two different businesses; Leading position in both of its businesses; Diverse payor and contract mix; and Ample liquidity to fund its operations and strong cash flow generation for the rating. Exposure to cuts in reimbursement from Medicare; Medicaid, and commercial payors; Exposure to increased bad debt; and High levels of uncompensated care. The speculative-grade rating on Greenwood Village, Colo.-based Emergency Medical Services Corp. (EMSC), which has subsidiaries operating in the fragmented ambulance transportation (American Medical Response (AMR); 57% of revenues) and physician staffing (EmCare; 43% of revenues) industries, reflects its exposure to reimbursement changes, relatively thin operating margins, exposure to increased bad debt, and aggressive financial risk profile. These concerns outweigh the benefits of the company's...
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Emergency Medical Services Corp.