City of Hanceville, AL has big news!

City of Hanceville, AL has entered into an agreement with Air Evac Lifeteam, giving residents’ peace of mind with county-wide membership coverage.

In the event an insured City of Hanceville, AL resident is flown by Air Evac Lifeteam, or any AirMedCare Network participating provider, for a life- or limb-threatening emergency from within Cullman County, Al., that AMCN-participating air medical service will work with your benefits provider to secure payment for the flight. Whatever the patient’s benefits provider pays is considered payment in full. Even with medical insurance, an air medical transport may leave patients and their families with unexpected out-of-pocket expenses. If the resident transported is uninsured at the time of transport, Air Evac Lifeteam will bill the covered person at the “Medicare Allowable Rate” for the transport.

City residents may also take advantage of upgrading to full AirMedCare Network Membership at a discounted rate, to gain full coverage with no pickup location or insurance coverage restrictions.

Details here!

For questions about membership in the AirMedCare Network program, please call 800-793-0010 or visit www.airmedcarenetwork.com.

 

At AirMedCare Network, we are a family, and we care about yours as well.  We don’t want to see anyone struggling with medical bills, and we all know Air Transport can be costly.  Protecting your family from the potential exposure to these high costs is our passion, and we are humbled to see the wide-spread support from your city and county officials.  They care about their residents, just as we do, and they’re stepping up and showing it in a BIG way!

We now have eighty municipalities that are protecting their residents from the possibility of financial hardship after a medical emergency, and it’s amazing to see the effects in the communities. Most of our bases fly multiple times each day, and many accidents happen close to home. Now, with these plans in place, numerous flights are not causing out-of-pocket expenses being billed to the patient, and the area’s economies are saved from the strain of incurring flight bills.  AirMedCare Network, working to keep your money local, and your Air Medical bases strong – right where they’re needed most.

Hanceville AL Press Release

 

 

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AirLink Critical Care Transport in the news!

AirLink CCT, our participating provider in Oregon, was honored with being chosen for the ‘Salute to Commerce’ winner of December.

“It’s an incredible honor for us to be the recipient of the ‘Salute to Commerce’ winner,” Lingman said. “It’s our hope that as a recipient, we not only continue to be an effective community organization but sought after as an industry leader for upholding our commitment to our community through our values and mission. We hope that our passion for what we do, shines brightly on the community of Bend.”

Read more here!

Program of the Year!

On October 19, 2015, at the AAMS Awards Banquet in Long Beach, California, REACH leadership and staff joined President Sean Russell onstage as he accepted the 2015 award. He thanked the employees of REACH for their integrity, compassion, and a pursuit of excellence – all in the name of doing what is right for the patient. “I am privileged to work with such exceptional individuals,” he shared.

During the Program of the Year selection process, respected industry experts from AAMS and other emergency medical associations reviewed each company’s safety record, customer service ratings, community involvement, service to the industry, and number of years in operation. This award is hailed as one of the air medical transport industry’s highest honors and is presented annually to a company whose air ambulance program most clearly exceeds industry standards for safety, patient care, leadership and community service.

REACH is part of the AirMedCare Network, the nation’s largest emergency air medical transport membership program. Members are covered for out-of-pocket expenses in the event of an emergency air transport by REACH or another AirMedCare Network provider. For a low-cost annual fee, individuals and companies may join more than 1.8 million members who receive coverage from more than 220 air base transport locations across 32 states coast to coast.

Member Testimonial

Below is a testimonial from Member Michael Ferrington.  Unfortunately, he was not a member at the time of his accident, but he is now. This testimonial has not been edited in any way.

People don’t realize just how valuable that $65 can be. I found out the hard way. I had a truck fall on my head on October 18, 2012 & had to be air lifted from one hospital to another (about 150 mile flight).  The final bill was right at $32,000.00.  I had Blue Cross/ Blue Shield insurance & they only covered about $11,000.00 of the bill.  So, I’ll be paying the balance out over the course of several years….BUT I am so very thankful for AirEvac because the trauma team wasn’t sure if I would even live long enough to make the flight, let alone an ambulance ride.  (I knew I was gonna live, though, because I had God on my side!)  Also, the flight crew was absolutely AWESOME!! We, laughed & cracked jokes (the best I could laugh & crack jokes with a crushed face) from the time they picked me up until the time they dropped me off (& they literally almost did drop me getting me out of the chopper). One of the crew called my mom & girlfriend when we arrived at LSU Shreveport & again when they got me admitted into the trauma unit there. Really a super group of guys y’all have there!! 

This particular crew flew out of Natchez, Mississippi.  The copter is located on Hwy 61 directly behind a restaurant we eat at frequently…I’ve thought several times (yesterday being one of them) about just knocking on the door & telling whomever is there how much I appreciate what y’all did for me.  I know it probably wouldn’t be the same fight crew, but it doesn’t matter to me.  I know they get paid well for what they do & are worth it…but sometimes a handshake, a Thank You, & just the show of appreciation is worth more than the paycheck.

To submit a testimonial of your own, go to our website http://www.AirMedCareNetwork.com or email it to sarah.wittenauer@amgh.us

We appreciate each and every one of our Members!

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Employers, take notice!

“An uninsured employer is required to pay $21,201 for Life Flight helicopter services in connection with injuries sustained by a part-time irrigation worker at the employer’s farm. The employee severely cut the tip of his left “pinky” finger when his hand slipped into the chain of a motor. Following the accident, the employee drove himself to the home of an off-duty police officer, who then called 911. EMTs arrived and made a determination that perhaps the tip of the finger could be reattached. They, therefore, summoned Life Flight. Efforts to reattach the tip later were, however, unsuccessful. The employer contended that the Life Flight trip was a needless expense and that it was not medically necessary. The high court disagreed. The high court acknowledged that with the benefit of hindsight, the decision to fly the employee to the hospital might not have been made. Judging the issue with hindsight was not, however, the appropriate standard. Given the circumstances, the high court said substantial and competent evidence supported the Commission’s decision.” READ ARTICLE

Don’t let this happen to you!

We help enable companies to increase the value of their employee benefits programs and provide their employees with a valuable membership. With the spiraling costs of health care today, this is a critical issue for most businesses and consumers.

We offer several options to meet the needs of businesses small and large.  From opt-in payroll deduct plans to employer paid ‘slot’ memberships (employees covered only during employment), we have a plan to fit your needs. In regard to the previously mentioned article: we even have plans to cover employees/visitors to your location, while on company property.

For more information, or to setup a meeting with one of our Membership professionals, email sarah.wittenauer@amgh.us.

Its a HOT HOT Summer! Stay safe!

Good Morning and Happy Monday!

As we progress into this hot and humid summer, I thought I’d share some tips and information on the very real threat of heat exhaustion, which I experienced this weekend while attempting to mow my lawn.  Not fun!

What causes heat exhaustion and heatstroke?

As the air temperature rises, your body

stays cool when your sweat evaporates. On hot, humid days, the evaporation of sweat is slowed by the increased moisture in the air. When sweating isn’t enough to cool your body, your body temperature rises, and you may become ill.

What is heat exhaustion?

Heat exhaustion happens when your body gets too hot. It can be caused by physical exercise or hot weather. You may experience:

  • Heavy sweating
  • Feeling weak and/or confused
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Headache
  • Fast heartbeat

What should I do if I think I have heat exhaustion?

Get out of the heat quickly. Rest in a building that has air-conditioning. If you can’t get inside, find a cool, shady place. Drink plenty of water. Do NOT drink alcohol or caffeinated drinks (such as soda). These can make heat exhaustion worse. Take a cool shower or bath, or apply cool water to your skin. Take off any tight or unnecessary clothing. If you do not feel better within 30 minutes, you should contact your doctor. If heat exhaustion is not treated, it can progress to heatstroke.

What is heatstroke?

Heatstroke is when the internal temperature of the body reaches 104°F. Heatstroke is much more serious than heat exhaustion. Heatstroke can cause damage to your organs and brain. In extreme cases, it can kill you.

For more information on the dangers of heat stroke, Click Here.