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If you are interested in making installment payments, please contact our billing office at (813) 929-2724 between the hours of 10:00 am and 4:00 pm, Monday - Thursday.
Our total ambulance budget is approximately $14 million annually, of which our ambulance fees cover approximately $11 million. The balance of the operating cost is subsidized through ad valorem taxes.
A patient has the right to appeal Medicare's decision. In the event that a patient's claim is rejected, they can file an appeal for reconsideration. Simply obtain all of the information regarding your ambulance service (ambulance patient care report, emergency room notes, physician notes, discharge orders, lab results, etc.) and mail them to your Medicare carrier and request an appeal of your denial.
Advanced Life Support, Level 1 (ALS1) $600 Advanced Life Support, Level 2 (ALS2) $600 Rescue Assist (non-transport) $75 Mileage (per mile) $10
Explanation of the levels of emergency transport
If you are calling long-distance, please call (800) 368-2411 and ask the operator for extension 2724.
Medicare, Medicaid and insurance companies consider ambulance service a transportation benefit under their coverage guidelines. As Rescue Assist service does not include transportation of the patient, the fee for this service is always the patient's responsibility. lease refer to your insurance handbook for specific details on your ambulance service benefits.