CNBC | Why Ambulance Rides Are So Expensive In The United States
Thank you to American Ambulance Association Payment Reform Chair Asbel Montes for eloquently representing the EMS perspective on surprise coverage in this video from CNBC:
It’s an open secret in America that calling for an ambulance can be a financial gamble because of surprise bills. There’s no way for patients to know how much an ambulance will cost before they get inside the vehicle, and the final bill can be thousands of dollars. Here’s why ambulances are so expensive in the United States and what can be done to change it.