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Call 911, Not Uber: A Lesson in Medical Emergency Transport

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Recently in Boston, an Uber passenger who appeared a bit drowsy asked the driver if the nearest emergency room was at Mass General Hospital. The man said he’d been passing out over the past few days. “I was a little nervous,” the driver recalls. “I didn’t know what was going to happen.” Thanks in part to the high cost of ground and air ambulance service, this scenario has become...

If You Fall Off The Horse, Make Sure Your Ambulance Is Covered

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When Sonna Anderson’s trusty steed Cody got spooked, tripped, and fell on top of her, that was scary enough. But then came the air ambulance bill. She could hardly believe her eyes: $54,727.26. Less than a third was covered by insurance, leaving the 60-year-old with a balance due of $41,029.53. “It shocked me,” she said. Unfortunately, most people don’t realize Medicare...

Teacher Slapped With $40,000 Air Ambulance Bill: A Lesson in Coverage

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When your child’s life is in danger, the last thing on your mind is whether your insurance will cover the cost of the ambulance. Joseph Penrod, an Assistant Professor at Virginia Community College in Lynchburg, learned this the hard way when his son accidentally swallowed prescription pills earlier this year. He and his wife didn’t think twice about giving the go-ahead to airlift...

NEED AN AMBULANCE?

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YOU MIGHT NEED ANOTHER ONE WHEN YOU SEE THE BILL. Medicare doesn’t cover medical emergency transportation. Yet if you need to be transported by air, that could cost you $50,000 or more. Fortunately, there’s a solution. Through your association and AMBA, you can enroll in a plan from Medical Air Services Association (MASA), the premier provider of pre-paid medical transportation...

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