Fredericktown EMS began billing for EMS transport services effective September 1, 2012. Fredericktown joins an increasing number of departments that bill for transporting patients to the hospital for emergency care. Health and Auto Insurance policies include benefits for emergency transportation to the hospital. Until now, Fredericktown EMS has provided free transportation for these insurance plans. These plans have been able to keep the money already set aside to pay for emergency transportation. No bills will go to residents of the Ambulance District for deductibles, co-pays or the balance of what their insurance, Medicare or Medicaid did not pay.
EMS Billing Facts
1. If you have an emergency, CALL 9-1-1 immediately. Our first priority is taking care of your emergency. It does NOT matter if you have insurance or not.
2. Only emergency calls resulting in patient transport will be billed to your insurance company.
3. Our EMT’s & Paramedics WILL NOT ask you or your family about insurance coverage.
4. The hospital will provide your insurance information to us after your service. In some cases you may receive a letter or phone call asking about your insurance coverage.
5. All Medicare, Health & Auto Insurance plans and Medicaid plans will be billed for patient transportation services. This includes Worker’s Compensation plans for work related injuries.
6. The proposed insurance billing will be paid for by the insurance companies of the individuals transported. This new revenue will go toward staffing the night time shift giving our community the best possible response time 24 hours each day.
Billing questions should be directed to
(740) 522-8815 or 1-800-838-4187.
For any other questions , please contact our Business line at
Patient care is our FIRST priority!
If you have an emergency,CALL 9-1-1