Entitled to breakdown
Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 7:23 am

In response to “Rescue Squad Ride” which appeared in the Sept. 27 - Oct. 3 issue of North Country This Week: You can definitely get a breakdown of what the $900 you were charged. You just haven't talked to the right people, namely the owners of the ambulance service which is on the paperwork you received and where you have to send your money to. Your insurance company has almost nothing to do with what you were charged; they either pay or not and that's all. Mileage has little to do with ambulance charges, especially for short runs. But there is a service charge, charges for what they had to do before you were loaded into the ambulance, while in the ambulance, up until the time you became the hospital's responsibility. Be thankful it wasn't a plane ride to a hospital: Those go for $64,000 each way, last I knew. Be persistent; your are entitled to that breakdown!