However if you don t want to wait call the ambulance company up and speak to someone in their billing department. Insurance coverage varies widely from policy to policy.
Most are going to bill you in about 30 60 days.
How long does it take to get ambulance bill. Ask which ambulance services the hospital works with and if any take your insurance. The oig identified a number of key problems including. After making no attempt to bill my insurance the ambulance company sent me to collection.
It is important to identify the agency name that is printed on the invoice you received when communicating with our office. My mom and dad had to personally go in to settle the ambulance bill and i plan on going in on this tues to take care of the matter but i want to tell them because they have not billed me in almost 2 years they are getting nothing from me and need to pay my parents back. The albuquerque fire rescues billing company will accept personal checks money orders cashier s checks or cash credit cards will not be accepted.
Most ambulance companies would rather have some payment than zero dollars so patients may be able to offer a settlement. I was in an accident and taken by ambulance to a hospital 50 miles away. Any patient transported in an ambulance in the city of albuquerque will receive a bill for services.
Offer to settle the bill. Payment shall be sent to the address provided on the billing invoice. The accident occurred april 24 2014.
Once the 3 660 for all of that is collected and averaged across the 10 ambulance bills a bill for 1 500 becomes a collection of 366 about 24 4 which isn t all that bad. We process ambulance paramedic fire and hazmat bills for over 70 different emergency service agencies. Even if the hospital is in network don t assume the ambulance will be.
Ambulance and paramedic bills. This depends on the kind of insurance you have. What does insurance cover.
Please let me know if that is my right. Take your dispute to your state insurance department. In a september 2015 report the office of the inspector general oig released results of a study of medicare part b ambulance claims.
According to the report almost 20 percent of ambulance suppliers had inappropriate and questionable billing for ambulance transport creating vulnerabilities to medicare program integrity. Review your insurance policy to understand your ambulance benefit whether they will pay 100 or a lesser percentage of the charges whether or not deductibles and or co pays co insurances apply and any limitations and requirements of your coverage. It s not unheard of for an ambulance company to collect 10 of its billings or worse.
The ambulance company never billed my insurance which would have paid if they had billed within 2 years. Why do i have to pay. Pay the ambulance bill in cash as many providers will give a 10 to 30 discount.
You don t have to wait on a bill.