A $52,112 Air Ambulance Ride: Coronavirus Patients Battle Surprise Bills

The below story from the New York Times is just one illustration of how surprise medical bills can affect peoples lives. This $52,112 bill was for a 20 minute air ambulance ride from one in-network hospital to another. The patient had no way of knowing the air ambulance company had no contract, with her insurance plan, or the company is the subject of multiple lawsuits over its billing practices.

Last year Congress attempted to put a stop to surprise medical bills like this one, but was not successful. Click below to read the entire story from the New York Times.

New York Times article about the Coronavirus and surprise medical bills

Ms. Jenn Landers | Patient Advocate Alliance LLC
Edited by Dr. Justin Groode

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