As a reminder, the Hampden Township EMS Membership Service program is underway for the period through August 31, 2017. If you have already subscribed, we thank you for your support. If you have not had the chance to subscribe, the Township encourages you to do so.
As a reminder, this service assures that you will not be held responsible for any additional invoices for emergency medical service regardless of your insurance coverage for ‘Medical Necessity’ services. Medical Necessity is defined by Medicare, Medicaid, as well as many commercial insurance companies, as a service which requires that the transport provided to the recipient meet specific criteria for medical necessity and must be a covered service.
More specifically, Medical Necessity requires that the patient could not have been safely transported by other means than an ambulance with an EMT crew. Each ambulance transport is evaluated to establish whether it meets these criteria. If the transport or service does not meet Medical Necessity criteria or is considered non-covered, the claim, if submitted, must be submitted to the respective insurance carriers as non-covered. The patient has the right to appeal this determination by contacting their insurance carrier directly.
An additional requirement of your membership subscription is that if you receive payment for services provided by Hampden Township EMS directly from your insurance carrier, you must forward that payment in the same amount immediately to Hampden Township EMS for payment of services rendered. If this is not done, your subscription will be terminated immediately, and you will be held responsible for payment of all outstanding balances, plus any additional collection costs and fees, which will be pursued by an outside billing service.
Again, we thank you for your membership subscription, and wish you a safe and healthy year. We appreciate your participation in this service and are here to serve you in your time of need should you experience a medical emergency.