Ambulance vs Non-Emergency Medical Transport
The ambulance is a medical vehicle that is able to transport more than one patient at of time. The vehicle is equipped with life-saving medication and medical supplies. Depending on the type of call it is taking the ambulance could have a minimum of two paramedics up to four trained paramedics in one ambulance.
Who Pays For The Ambulance Services?
The billing of the ambulance and medical transport is unique to the situation. Some medical insurance will pay emergency medical transport if the patient is admitted to the hospital. And in other instances, the medical insurance will not pay for emergency medical transportation at all. If another person is responsible for the accident happening then their insurance should pay for the entire medical stay. If you are billed for emergency medical transport you can always contact the medical facility affiliated with the transport and ask for payment arrangements.
Each county and state is different from rules regarding the ambulance bill. It is best if you have insurance that will cover the cost of the ambulance fee. You can always call your insurance provider to find out more information on the emergency medical transport claims if you are unsure of what the policy is. the representatives will be happy to help you understand what the policy you hold states. This will clear up any confusion in the instance the emergency medical transport is needed in the future. Regardless of the bill, you should not let this stop you from calling an ambulance if services are needed.