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Air Ambulance: Available Data Show Privately-Insured Patients Are at Financial Risk

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Description
Examines air ambulance transports for patients with a focus on balance billing. Describes changes in geographic distribution of air ambulance services, including the location of bases and new bases and additions in rural areas; the extent of out-of-network air ambulance transports and balance billing practices; and how states are limiting balance billing. Relies on data from a variety of sources, including interviews with officials in 6 states: Florida, North Dakota, Montana, New Mexico, Maryland, and Texas.
Date
03/2019
Type
Document
Organization
Government Accountability Office
Tagged as
Emergency medical services · Healthcare business and finance · Policy · Statistics and data · Transportation · Florida · Maryland · Montana · New Mexico · North Dakota · Texas