Prince William County (VA) has joined many other local jurisdictions by instituting its new ambulance fee (July 1). This means that the county is now billing insurance companies for emergency services. Since transport services are already included in insurance premium calculations, the county felt by not billing for these services already paid, it was losing legitimate revenue.
The county’s website says "any remaining co-payment or deductible, after the insurance company is billed, will not be charged to the county resident." A waiver policy addresses situations in which there may be an inability to pay or that involve other special circumstances.
The fees are expected to generate $3.1 million in fiscal 2012.
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POSTED AT: Friday, July 15, 2011 | 4:18:00 PM