Tri Community South EMS Subscriptions and Billings

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WHY SHOULD I BECOME A SUBSCRIBER TO TRI-COMMUNITY SOUTH EMS (TCS)?

Your paid subscription can save you hundreds of dollars! Subscribers receive a 50% discount off any out-of-pocket expenses such as deductibles and co-payments related to medically necessary emergency ambulance service provided by TCS.

No tax dollars are used to operate TCS and by subscribing you are showing your support for your EMS service so we can continue to provide quality care to the residents of Bethel Park, South Park and Upper St. Clair.


WHY DO I NEED TO SUBSCRIBE IF I HAVE HEALTH INSURANCE?

Most insurance companies do not pay 100% of total ambulance charges. Most insurance plans require that you pay a copayment and/or deductible.

 As a subscriber, you will receive a 50% discount off any of these out-of-pocket expenses related to emergency ambulance service provided by TCS.


I THOUGHT TCS WROTE OFF 100% OF MY CO-PAY AND/OR DEDUCTIBLE?

Because of rising co-payments and deductible insurance requirements, TCS was forced to choose between raising the cost of annual subscriptions or reducing the discount of co-payments and deductibles to 50%. Therefore, TCS subscribers will now be given a 50% discount on all co-payments and deductibles.

WHAT IF I DECIDE NOT TO SUBSCRIBE?

You are responsible for any and all charges that your insurance does not cover, including all deductibles and co-payments.


AM I CHARGED ANY FEES IF AN AMBULANCE DOES NOT TRANSPORT ME TO THE HOSPITAL?

Yes, as most insurance companies do not provide coverage for on-scene treatment without transport, TCS does charge a fee when on-scene treatment is provided but the patient is not transported. Subscribers receive a 50% discount for any related fees which are not covered by insurance.

WHAT SHOULD I DO WHEN THE INSURANCE COMPANY SENDS ME A CHECK FOR MY AMBULANCE SERVICES?

TCS bills the patient’s insurance company and some insurance companies mail the check directly to the patient. This check should be sent to Tri-Community South EMS so it can be credited for payment on your account. Failure to send the check from the insurance company will result in termination of any subscription. Any collection fees/court fees associated with an attempt to collect on the account will be the responsibility of the patient.

WHAT IS NOT COVERED BY A SUBSCRIPTION?

Certain ambulance transports (emergent and non-emergent), which may be denied or deemed outside the limits of your insurance coverage and/or do not meet established medical necessity criteria. 

Subscribers will receive a 50% discount off any applicable out-of-pocket expenses related to these non-covered services provided by TCS.


ARE LIFT ASSISTS COVERED BY MY SUBSCRIPTION?

No, lift assists are not covered by your subscription.

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