CategoryMedical Transportation Services

The 5 Most Common Reasons Seniors Visit the Emergency Room


20% of emergency room visits each year are made by people 65 and older. The reasons for these visits range from injury to heart disease. Can you recognize the symptoms if you or a loved one need an ambulance for potentially life-saving treatment? Do You Need An Emergency Room? Let’s look at some of the most common reasons for emergency room visits among seniors. Chest Pain & Heart Disease...

Air Ambulances Are More Expensive Than Ever


Did you know people over 55 are using air ambulances for emergencies more than ever? And not only that – emergency medical transport by air is becoming increasingly expensive! Here are two facts you should consider: From 2017 to 2020, the average estimated air ambulance costs rose a whopping 76.4%.Medicare and most insurances don’t cover the costs of medical transport. A standard ambulance...

An Ambulance Trip Is Stressful. With MASA, the Cost Doesn’t Have to Be


People who take an ambulance trip frequently ask the same question when they receive the bill. “Why was the cost of the ambulance so expensive?” It might seem a short ride to the hospital should cost about as much as an Uber ride. But ambulance rides and Uber rides are two very different things. Labor, Training, Readiness, and Equipment Emergency medical teams need hands-on experience in dealing...

When Should I Call an Ambulance?


There’s a good chance that at some point you or someone close to you will have a medical emergency. Times like these can be emotional and stressful, but it’s important you remain focused and calm. Knowing when you should call an ambulance can make all the difference. You should call for an ambulance if: The person’s condition appears life-threatening or could worsen and become life-threatening...

When Did Ambulance Rides Get So Expensive?


Cost of Emergency Medical Transport Forty years ago, most ambulances were free for patients. The service was provided by volunteers or town fire departments through taxpayer money. If you were having a medical emergency, you took comfort knowing that your transport was with an EMS team with the expertise and equipment to make sure you got to the hospital quickly, efficiently, and cheaply...

Why Emergency Transportation Membership Is So Important


A Fall at Home Can Cost the Bank Did you know that a staggering 1 in 4 Americans over the age of 65 falls each year? Falls in adults aged 65+ are the leading cause of head injuries and broken hips, with 1 in 10 falls resulting in serious injuries such as hip fracture, subdural hematoma, or traumatic brain injury. And falls result in more than 2.8 million injuries treated in emergency departments...

Get Protected from the Costs of Emergency Transport


It might happen when you’re at home. It could happen when you’re driving in your neighborhood and another driver rear-ends your car. And it might be necessary when you’re traveling and a sudden, unexpected medical event happens. Whether it’s a fall, a car accident, or something like a heart attack, the chance that you might someday need emergency transportation to the hospital is very real. You...

Are You Prepared If Your Hiking Vacation Becomes A Helicopter Rescue?


In March of 2020, Margaret was looking forward to visiting friends in Arizona. They were going to meet up in Phoenix and drive north to hike the Grand Canyon. Because of the coronavirus outbreak, the trip was delayed. The team finally met up last month. Unfortunately, another setback occurred, but this time on the trail. The group started their hike on the Widforss Trail around 9am. Three hours...

Reasons to Get A Medical Transportation Membership


Medical Air Services Association (MASA) is excellent coverage in the event you ever need emergency medical transportation. But MASA also knows that you should have complete peace of mind if you do have a health crisis; that’s why they provide every benefit you could possibly need so you can focus on recovering. MASA provides coverage for best-in-class emergency air and ground transport 24/7...

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