How can I find out more about HIPAA and Privacy?

Caldwell County EMS and Caldwell County EMS Billing may use your protected health information (PHI) for purposes of securing payment of ambulance charges. This may include submitting insurance claims, submitting claims to other third parties identified as responsible for payment of charges, or mailing you an invoice requesting payment. Claims for payment of charges may be submitted directly or through the use of a third-party billing company and/or clearing house. Follow-up use of PHI for payment purposes may include management of billed claims for services rendered, medical necessity determinations and reviews, insurance company appeals, utilization review, and collection of outstanding accounts. Designated agency personnel, including contractual personnel, may review and use PHI to verify your eligibility for certain services including eligibility for "hardship" classification, medical assistance programs, or other special designations.

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1. Why does Caldwell County charge ambulance fees?
2. What types of fees are charged and how much does an ambulance ride cost?
3. A fire truck came with the ambulance. Do I get charged for that too?
4. Why did the ambulance crew ask me for my personal information?
5. Will my health insurance pay my ambulance bill?
6. What happens if I don’t have healthcare insurance?
7. What is the telephone number for ambulance billing questions?
8. What is the payment mailing address and contact information for ambulance billing?
9. How can I find out more about HIPAA and Privacy?