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Bill would help ambulance companies collect fees

A Mohawk Ambulance makes it's way to Ellis Hospital on Nott Street in Schenectady Wednesday.
Photographer: Peter R. Barber
A Mohawk Ambulance makes it's way to Ellis Hospital on Nott Street in Schenectady Wednesday.
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Ambulance providers could recoup more of their billed revenues with direct payment legislation proposed by state Sen. James Seward, R-Milford. Under current law, health insurance companies aren’t required to issue direct payments for out-of-network ambulance services used by someone they insure. Payments are sent to the insured person, who is supposed to relay the money to the ambulance service, but that money doesn’t always end up where it’s supposed to. “It’s huge for the medical ...


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