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March 13, 2012

Bill to force direct pay for ambulance rides advances in Mass.

Insurers would be forced to pay ambulance providers directly for their services

State House News Service

BOSTON — A tactic employed by insurance companies to cajole ambulance providers to sign long-term contracts would be blocked under a bill that won the backing of a key legislative committee Friday.

The proposal, the latest iteration of a bill that has started and stopped on Beacon Hill for nearly two years, would force insurers to pay ambulance providers directly for their services. Some insurers, attempting to pressure out-of-network ambulance companies to sign contracts locking them into set rates, have begun paying patients for the cost of rides, forcing the ambulance companies to pursue them to get paid.

Full story: Bill to force direct pay for ambulance rides advances in Mass.

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