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Decatur City Council ordinance comes after increased fire department calls to assisted-living facilities, nursing homes
After “numerous poor decisions” and a lengthy rescue, Cole Matthes drove himself to the hospital
Warren city council voted to have an ordinance written billing the residential facilities for lift assists and other non-emergency calls
American Legion Ambulance cited rising costs, debt in decision to end service
Alameda County officials look to reduce costs to patients will reexamining levels of service
Under the “Direct Pay Bill,” health insurance plans will be required to reimburse ambulance providers for transporting out-of-network patients
Legislation focuses on extending Medicare coverage for ambulance services
Officials with the Wendelville Volunteer Fire Company wait on Pendleton lawmakers to decide on insurance billing
Pa. EMS officials, legislators call for sustainable funding as departments work with increasing demands and difficulties
Oneida officials sent a letter to Governor Kathy Hochul in support of bill that authorizes full insurance payments to ambulance services across the state
Jeannette EMS states that poor insurance reimbursement rates are the reason for ending the service
Kern EMS Program Manager Jeff Fariss said the county and Hall Ambulance will implement several changes such as call sorting
Lifestar withdrew services just days after Sussex County officials gave them a 60-day notice
Auburn City Ambulance has a deficit of nearly $1M
A $10K bill for police expenses remains outstanding, the Sioux City finance director said
The city failed an audit and was left with about 800 claims on hold dating back up to five months, according to an internal investigation
San Diego’s EMS service is now adding cover letters to clarify that forms requiring patient signatures for insurance reimbursements are not bills
The number of people affected is unknown, but Comstar Ambulance Billing said that suspicious activity was detected in March
The attack may include Rockland, Maine, patient data such as names, birth dates, assessments, medications, insurance information and social security numbers
Advocates want changes such as higher Medicaid payments, to keep a pandemic waiver on rig staffing, for personnel to be allowed to work across state lines
City Councilman Charles Slife hopes to introduce a bill this year to bring the city’s billing rates into line with the industry
The Firefighters Association of the State of New York estimates that about $100 million more in EMS costs could be recovered
Angel MedFlight transported the patient without prior approval, but a company spokesperson said it is “satisfied each step in the health insurance process”
The Syracuse Fire Department has been running a pilot ambulance service to fill in gaps for AMR and other services stretched thin by the pandemic
A loophole in the law designed to protect patients from surprise medical billing excludes ground ambulance transportation
Current state law only lets EMS and law enforcement agencies make such reimbursement requests