The Ambulance Companies cost is based on the actual cost of staffing. They charge around hundreds of dollars,but some workers think by providing ambulance service they need to have the ability to pay their staff.
It starts at around $600 with distance traveled and equipment used added to the cost. According to a 2012 report by the U.S. Government , an ambulance ride can range from $224 to $2,204 per transport for Medicare and also Private insurance too.
Both Medicare and Private generally cover the most of Ambulance rides. Ambulance companies should not require patients to pay upfront for services. Payment under the Ambulance Fee Schedule is made according to the level of medically necessary services actually furnished. If a critical care nurse or respiratory therapist is required during an ambulance ride, it can add hundreds of dollars to the cost. Some providers will negotiate a discount of up to 20% or more for uninsured patients who pay within a certain timeframe.
Ambulance Companies should not charge people for an important emergency especially because it’s usually not their fault because people do not know when they are going to get hurt. At Least the companies should considered to charge the patients less money then they’re are doing right now. So it can help others if the people don't have insurance.