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Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, Blue Shield of CA, Heritage Victor Valley Medical Group, Humana, Torrance Memorial Medical Center
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, Humana
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Humana
Blue Cross Blue Shield, Capital Health Plan, Humana
Amerigroup, Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, Humana, Wellcare
Blue Cross of ID, Humana, Pacific Source
Health Alliance Plan of Michigan, Humana
Humana, Pacific Source
Humana, Prebyterian Health Plan
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield (Empire), Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield NY, Humana, MVP Health Plan, Univera
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Blue Cross Blue Shield, Humana
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If I don't have a membership, the air medical provider won't transport me if there's an emergency.
No memberships are needed for transportation. Air Methods will transport any patient needing our services – regardless of any membership or ability to pay.
If I don't have a membership, I – or my family – will get stuck with a major bill from the air medical transport.
Maybe for other providers. Air Methods' Patient Advocacy team works with all patients, regardless of their insurance, to find a solution that works best for them.
A membership is insurance and will make sure I don't have to handle insurance claims.
Memberships are not insurance. They are not regulated and don't eliminate the need for you to file and work through the insurance process.
With a membership, you can choose to fly with that particular air medical provider.
Not really. Air medical services are for emergencies. Because of this, the closet, most appropriate provider should be called. Chances are likely this won't be with your membership provider.
Regardless of insurance, I still need a membership for air transport.
Memberships are sold to everyone. To start, no one needs a membership. But some, such as those on Medicaid are covered completely. Most Medicare patients are the same.
As a demonstration of our commitment to provide the best care and service possible, we will be sending full refunds to all individuals who purchased an Air Methods membership and were also covered by Medicare Part B. These refunds will be sent automatically over the course of the next 60 days – you don’t have to do anything.
Any senior, of Medicare age, who had a membership with the Air Methods Advantage air medical membership program when the program ended in April 2019.
No. Refunds to eligible members will be sent automatically. There is no need for you to do anything.
Individuals with Medicare part B will never receive a balance bill from us. They will be responsible only for their Medicare co-pay or deductible.
Some may say that it is important for Medicare beneficiaries to have a membership, so that the membership can cover the Medicare co-pay or deductible amount. Our Patient Advocacy team works with each of our Medicare (Part A and Part B) patients to ensure that their financial needs are considered. No membership required. In 2018, the average out-of-pocket cost for Medicare patients transported by Air Methods was $280 (including co-pays and deductibles).
There are many reasons we feel that memberships aren’t good for the air medical industry. These include:
– Patient care decisions should never be made based on a membership.
– Memberships are sold based on fear of a large balance bill. The same company selling you the membership is the company that chooses to send you that large bill. They are selling you a membership to not be afraid of the bill they will send you otherwise.
– Many air medical memberships have fine print that allows the company who sold you the membership to go after non-medical insurance settlements you may receive if you are in an accident and are transported.
– Memberships are often misrepresented or misunderstood as “insurance.”
– Memberships can hinder air medical providers from going in-network with insurance companies, which is what our industry should be focused on – to truly take patients out of the middle.
– Even with memberships, patients still must work through the claims/denials/appeals process with their insurance company.
Visit our online patient and family center for all the resources and assistance you need to get you through this tough time.