The Pierce Township Fire Department currently receives reimbursements from both private and public health insurance agencies and our billing practices are managed by a third-party vendor. Our third-party billing service is Medicount Management.
Below you will find common questions and answers about Emergency Medical Services (EMS) billing. If you still have questions, please feel free to call the Pierce Township Fire Department at (513) 752-6273 for additional information or contact our billing service directly at 1-888-410-6986.
EMS Billing FAQs
EMS billing is a service fee charged by the Pierce Township Fire Department for ambulance transportation (paramedic or EMT) to a hospital facility
By billing insurance carriers for ambulance services, the township recovers some of our operating costs and reduces the frequency to which we would need to request additional tax levies from the constituents.
The money collected will be used for emergency medical supplies and equipment; as well as capital improvements such as new ambulances, support vehicles, and facility improvements and/or new fire and EMS stations.
The township will invoice reasonable and customary rates for this area based on the services you received.
No. These costs have been built into your premiums for many years. More than 80 percent of the nation’s fire departments – that transport patients to the hospital – bill for these services. Ambulance costs are less than 1 percent of health care expenditures. Rate increases are driven by medication costs, technology, and research. Billing at the allowable costs will have minimal impact on insurance premiums.
The Pierce Township Fire Department is required by law to maintain the privacy of certain confidential healthcare information, known as Protected Health Information or PHI, and to provide you with a notice of our legal duties and privacy practices with respect to your PHI. The township is also required to abide by the terms of the version of this Notice currently in effect. For the full township HIPAA policy, please read the document linked below.