Old Methods Revisited
Revenue Recovery for EMS is nothing new. In fact, commercial EMS service providers have been billing for years. Most states do not differentiate between a volunteer or municipal EMS provider and a commercial EMS provider. This opens the door for any appropriately licensed or certified EMS provider to change for services as long as they continue to meet all State and Federal standards.
Rescue Revenue Recovery is another concept we have introduced on the East Coast. Auto accidents, hazardous materials spills, and industrial accidents all require more manpower and equipment than the typical ambulance transport. Although included in most insurance policies, rescue calls also have certain costs associated with them that are not recovered by the squad providing the service. If these costs are not recovered from the insurance companies, the community will absorb the expenses. That being said, there is no question the emergency provider should recover all those funds.