What if my insurance company will not cover my ambulance transport bill?
In accordance with the Compassionate Billing Policy, the City's billing service will attempt to gain all information required to show the medical necessity of the transport. However, if the claim is ultimately rejected, the Department will consider the charge noncollectable for City residents. If this occurs with a non-city resident, it is the intent of the City to bill for those services to seek reimbursement. Again, residents and non-residents if qualified, may apply for the waiver.

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1. What is revenue recovery and why did the City of Poquoson implement this program?
2. What are the charges for emergency medical transport services?
3. Who do I call if I have a question regarding billing or insurance coverage?
4. What happens if I do not have insurance or cannot afford to pay for this service ?
5. What if my insurance company will not cover my ambulance transport bill?
6. If a resident has reached an insurance limit for the year and additional services are required, will the citizen receive a bill for these additional services, or can the fee be waived?
7. Can the billing company be directed not to send uncollected debts to a collection agency?
8. Has this issue been resolved so the City will waive out-of-pocket expenses related to revenue recovery if they meet the criteria?
9. Some residents have expressed concern that some people will hesitate in calling for assistance from the EMS crews when they have an emergency.
10. Will I have to pay for services if the ambulance does not transport me?
11. How does the City spend the funds that are generated by this program?
12. Have donations to the volunteer agencies decreased?
13. If I do not have health insurance, are there other options that could be utilized to collect any fees that might be charged?
14. How does the billing process work?
15. Will visitors and non-City residents be charged a co-payment?