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Charge for helicopter transport
Amount: $30,000.00
Posted by: Carol Reid in Troy, MI.Posted: January 10th, 2016 09:01AM
Type of Aircraft: HelicopterMedical Personnel:
My flight from mt. Clemens hospital to beaumont hospital was only 18.7 miles. This is the most ridiculous charge ever. My insurance will only pay $6,000. Help!
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Stable newborn
Amount: $42,000.00
Posted by: Bugginfelix in Bullhead city, AZ.Posted: December 11th, 2015 05:12AM
Type of Aircraft: HelicopterMedical Personnel: 3
100 mile trip for my uncle. Needed quadruple bypass required pressure to keep him from bleeding out and dying cost him $17,300. The same distance for my newborn who was stabilized for the flight (only required monitoring) was $42,000!! No explanation of costs. company demanding payment or threatened to send me to collections with suggestion of insurance fraud. Absolutely criminal what they are doing. And nobody seems to care. Insurance is fine with it and I'm stuck with co-insurance bill of a little over a thousand dollars. Where are the advocates?!?
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Attn: Broke and Confused in WY
Amount: $55,000.00
Posted by: Confidential in Denver, CO.Posted: October 30th, 2015 01:10PM
The check will always get sent to you. However, you should contact BCBS because it is their policy to pay at billed charges for Air Ambulance.
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air ambulance solution
Amount: $50,000.00
Posted by: eweed in Alpine, TX.Posted: October 24th, 2015 04:10PM
Type of Aircraft: jetMedical Personnel: yes
I guess there's comfort in numbers, knowing that my husband's air ambulance bill is not the only one out there. He was billed $59K and Blue Cross Blue Shield paid only $9K. Why isn't there a class action law suit? Who can offer information as to where to find assistance other than filing consumer complaints??
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Even with insurance looking at going broke
Amount: $55,000.00
Posted by: Broke and confused. in Rock Springs, WY.Posted: August 30th, 2015 07:08PM
Type of Aircraft: HelicopterMedical Personnel: 2
Recently on a camping vacation my 11 year old became very sick. Took him to the closest hospital. Found out he is type 1 diabetic. Was very sick and had to be flown from Rock Springs WY, to Salt Lake City, UT. 185 mile on the ground. BCBS sent me a check for $30,800 dollars? This way it gets them out of negotiations leaving me stuck in the middle. Air Medics wants me to sign over that check in addition to paying the remaining $24,200. There is no breakdown of cost, just a number they pull out of the air. Outside of the medical industry it would be consider extortion and potentially land them in prison. Not sure what to do next?
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Flight for Life - CO to NM
Amount: $47,000.00
Posted by: a user in Durango, CO.Posted: August 28th, 2015 03:08PM
Type of Aircraft: HelicopterMedical Personnel: 2
Flight for life transported my baby girl from Durango, CO to Albuquerque, NM during a medical emergency. ~150 miles. Talk about excessive!
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Cost of air ambulance
Amount: $54,999.00
Posted by: a user in Hazard, KY.Posted: August 4th, 2015 04:08PM
Type of Aircraft: HelicopterMedical Personnel: Pilot and 2 medical personnel
115 miles from ER in my small town to university hospital. My son had an avulsion amputation (index finger). No price on best care for my children but I did not dream it would cost $55,000!! WOW!!! July 2015, no option for current year below.
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Emergency air flight
Amount: $31,500.00
Posted by: Just wanted a ride not to purchase in Livingston, MT.Posted: June 21st, 2015 07:06AM
Type of Aircraft: twin propMedical Personnel: 2
Friday night stroke @ 6pm. Drove myself 4 blocks to hospital @ 9pm. Dr. determined to send me to hospital 130mi away. Local ambulance service only had one crew available and could not dispatch. Waited about 2 hours for air ambulance to arrive and then it was a 24 min flight to destination. Valley Med Flight billing $31,500. EBMS paid $6,900. REALLY?! Anyone like to buy a used kidney?
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Arch Air Medical Service in Missouri
Amount: $45,537.50
Posted by: Juell Brandt in Nevada, MO.Posted: June 20th, 2015 06:06AM
Type of Aircraft: HelicopterMedical Personnel: paramedics
My 89 year old mom was in the nursing home when she became more ill with heart disease. The local ER doctor decided to life flight her 60 miles to Joplin. They stabilized her with medications in the bigger hospital.She passed away a few months later in the local hospital. Her insurance is paying $27,592.50 of the life flight bill, but disallowed $17945.00. They are leaving her owing $22083.88. I want to know what can they do to me since she is passed away. The is an old house that she owned, so I guess they can put a lien on it and take it as there is no way we can pay this bill. Nothing else was in her name. It is outrageous to be charged $45000 for a 60 mile flight. Unacceptable practices... why can't someone stop them?
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cost of air ambulance New York to Los Angeles
Amount: $21,000.00
Posted by: JClark in Los Angeles, Ca in Los Angeles, CA.Posted: June 11th, 2015 10:06AM
Type of Aircraft: JetMedical Personnel: 3 - Pilot, Nurse, Paramedic
Transported from New York to Los Angeles using a Jet from Angel MedFlight. This was the lowest price I could find at $21,000. I thought it was a good price, which is why I went with them.
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$1,000 per mile
Amount: $47,000.00
Posted by: R. Beck USA ret. medic in Akron, Ohio, OH.Posted: April 21st, 2015 06:04PM
Type of Aircraft: helicopterMedical Personnel: ? RN
Last summer my 88 y.o. mother was aerovac’d by chopper from Akron Gen to their owner, the Cleveland Clinic, about 47 miles away. She was billed for $1000 per mile, i.e. $47,000. Once she was in C.C. they treated her with drugs only, as if A.G. didn’t know how to do that for her. AG is one of the best voted hospitals in Ohio. I wonder if the aeromedic company gives AG a kick back for the business?
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excessive cost of air ambulance
Amount: $39,000.00
Posted by: a user in harrison, AR.Posted: April 11th, 2015 08:04AM
Type of Aircraft: HelicopterMedical Personnel: 1 pilot, 1 medic
I delivered my wife to the heliport during a major heart attack, she was flown by "Air Evac Life Team" of Arkansas 45 mi. and charged $50,302.56. "Blue cross Blue Shield" paid $5,460.00 and life flight expects me to pay the balance. "Air Evac Life Team" is charging approx. $1,000.00 per mile. After paying $150.00 a year for the last 7 years to be a member Air Evac Lifeteam Orginazation??? What is the point of being a member if your charged "TWICE the national average for their service????
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Way over priced
Amount: $43,000.00
Posted by: Jeff R in Marengo, IL.Posted: March 9th, 2015 10:03AM
Type of Aircraft: HelicopterMedical Personnel: 3
They believed I had an infection in my appendix so I was flown about a half hour from Marengo, IL to Elgin,IL my insurance said I didn't need to go by air so they are covering nothing
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Cost of air ambulance helicopter- covered by MEDI-CAL
Amount: $52,000.00
Posted by: Lisa Cheek in San Luis Obispo, CA.Posted: January 30th, 2015 11:01PM
Type of Aircraft: HelicopterMedical Personnel: paramedics??? unsure
San luis Obispo CA to Fresno CA.APROX (150 miles in a car). When i woke up in ICU 12 hrs later...doctors thought I had a hole in my heart. Said I had 19 min til the helicopter was picking me up. Brought my day ND a half old newborn to me, had to leave her there.
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Don't Pay Anything If You Have Insuance
Amount: $24,000.00
Posted by: No Go in St augustine, FL.Posted: December 30th, 2014 08:12AM
Type of Aircraft: Medical Personnel: Air Methods
My husband had an accident and was life-flighted 34 miles to the trauma center. Our insurance BCBS paid 5,000 which was the max benefit. Afterwards Air Methods wanted to balance bill us for the remainder. That's illegal in the state of Florida because the air transport agreed to the contractual amount from the insurance, but that didn't stop them from trying for two years to get the balance. I'm filing a complaint with the state attorney general now to see if that department can get this company to back off of this activity.
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air ambulance in mississippi
Amount: $32,000.00
Posted by: JohnK in Hattiesburg, MS.Posted: October 20th, 2014 11:10AM
Type of Aircraft: light helicopterMedical Personnel: 1
Short ride from Picayune, MS to Hattiesburg, MS (about 18min) cost over $32K after BCBS payment. This was not a dedicated air ambulance either, they had taken out one of the pilot seats and stuffed me in there. I have not paid these people yet, that is why I am looking at the net for excessive charging.
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cost of air ambulance
Amount: $33,384.90
Posted by: going broke at 63 in chickasha, OK.Posted: September 21st, 2014 09:09AM
Type of Aircraft: helicopterMedical Personnel: two
Transported 44 miles from hospital to hospital. the cost for the ride $33,384.90. BlueCross of Oklahoma paid $4142.61 Air Methods is balance billing me $29,242.29. The ground transport to and from the same place is about a one hour drive.
The ground ambulance cost is about $ 2000.00.
It will take every penny I have to pay this. The stress of negotiating with Air Methods is onerous. At 63 years old I have no chance to financially recover from this expense.
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