States Push Back On Air Ambulance Providers’ Surprise Billing Requests

By Ariel Cohen / September 9, 2019 at 3:45 PM
A group of 32 state insurance commissioners are pushing back against air ambulance providers who say the Senate health committee’s fix for air ambulance surprise medical bills would lead to the closure of rural air ambulance bases. The committee’s current proposal requires health plans to pay air ambulances the local median in-network rate for an out-of-network bill, but several air ambulance providers have asked the committee to make changes to the policy, such as increasing the Medicare reimbursement rate for...

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