ROSS/WEST VIEW EMSA
COMMON SUBSCRIPTION DRIVE QUESTIONS
Q. WHY SHOULD I SUBSCRIBE?
A. Your paid, tax-deductible subscription can save you hundreds of dollars! Subscribers receive a 50% discount on any out-of-pocket expenses (i.e.: deductibles, co-payments, etc.) related to any medically necessary emergency ambulance service provided by Ross/West View EMSA, to the closest appropriate medical facility.
Q. I KNOW THAT ROSS/WEST VIEW EMS WLL BILL MY NSURANCE FOR MY AMBULANCE TRIP. WHAT SHOULD I DO IF MY INSURANCE COMPANY SENDS ME A CHECK RELATED TO AMBULANCE SERVICE THAT HAS BEEN PROVIDED BY ROSS/WEST VIEW EMSA?
A. All recipients of service are required by law to forward all reimbursement received from the insurance company to Ross/West View EMSA for services rendered. This policy is outlined in the terms and conditions of the subscription agreement, which is available upon request.
Q. DOES MY SUBSCRIPTION PROVIDE COVERAGE OUTSIDE OF MY COMMUNITY?
A. Yes. Your subscription covers you in more than 30 other communities in and around the North Hills Area. As a participating member of the Northeast Ambulance Alliance, Ross/West View EMSA has a reciprocal agreement for emergency ambulance service with all participating services. To inquire about the communities covered, call (412) 931-8200
Q. WHY SHOULD I CONTRIBUTE WHEN MY MUNICIPALITY PAYS FOR EMS SERVICE?
A. For more than 30 year, Ross/West View EMSA has not received any local tax dollars supporting its operation. In 2011, all five (5) municipalities began to contribute to the EMS Operations, but this contribution totaled about 3% of the Authority’s overall $3.1 million dollar budget.
Q. DO I HAVE TO PAY AGAIN? I JUST CONTRIBUTED TO THE “CAPITAL FUND” CAMPAIGN.
A. Your tax-deductible “Capital Fund” Campaign donation was separate from your Ross/West View EMSA subscription payment.
Q. I KNOW THAT ROSS/WEST VIEW PROVIDES NON-EMERGNECY AMBULANCE TRANSPORTS AND WHEELCHAIR VAN TRANSPORTS, BUT ARE THEY COVERED BY MY SUBSCRIPTION?
A. Some types of non-emergency ambulance transports are covered if the patient’s condition meets pre-determined Medicare or other healthcare provider requirements at the time of transport. At present, Medicare and most other healthcare providers do not provide reimbursement for wheelchair van transportation. A Ross/West View Telecommunications Specialist will work one-on-one with you or your family member to determine the most appropriate and cost-effective mode on non-emergency transportation. Subscribers can benefit from an affordable cost for non-covered, non-emergency transportation services.