We would like to take this opportunity to thank the residents of Hellertown Borough and Lower Saucon Township for their continued support. Because of your continuous contributions through the years, we are able to offer you the same low rates as last year.
Your subscription contribution allows us to continue to serve our community every day. Our highly trained EMTs and Paramedics continually meet the needs of the communities we serve 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
We are a non-profit organization, and your tax-deductible support is vitally important to our continued success. We remain committed to providing you with the highest level of care that you and your loved ones deserve.
I already have Medicare or Medical Insurance, why should I subscribe?
Due to changes in the insurance industry, there is a high probability that your ambulance claim will be denied for payment. In the case of a denial, subscribers are required to file an appeal with Medicare/their insurance company.
However, if the appeal is denied, subscribers covered by Medicare will only be responsible for the Medicare Allowable Amount; other insured subscribers will be responsible for 50% of the balance due.
Uninsured subscribers will be responsible for 65% of the balance due.
Nonsubscribers will be responsible for the entire balance.
Which subscription option is best for me and my family?
Individual – $35
Covers the individual person residing at the address listed in the subscription form.
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Household – $50
Covers the individual, their spouse, and their dependent children residing at the address listed in the subscription form.
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Senior Citizen – Single – $20
Covers the individual person, age 65 or older, residing at the address listed in the subscription form.
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Senior Citizen – Household – $30
Covers the individual person, age 65 or older, their spouse, and their dependent children residing at the address listed in the subscription form.
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I am a subscriber; my insurance paid a portion of the claim but I am still receiving a bill from Dewey for a balance due. Why?
There are 3 possible explanations:
1) You may have an insurance co-pay/deductible which are not covered by the subscription program as those are an agreement between the insurance policy holder and the insurance company.
2) Some insurance companies will only pay a portion of the claim in hopes that the balance due will be paid by the patient. Should this happen, subscribers should contact their insurance company and request that the claim be reprocessed for further payment.
3) Our third-party billing company may not be aware that you have a subscription with Dewey. Subscribers should notify our billing office at 1-800-473-2278.
What if I choose not to file an appeal for a denied claim?
You may choose not to file an appeal with Medicare/your insurance company. However, you will then be responsible for the entire balance due, regardless of your subscription service status.
My Medicare/insurance denied my claim stating that transport by ambulance was not medically necessary? Who determines whether transport by ambulance is medically necessary?
Medical necessity for transport by ambulance is determined by Medicare and/or your insurance company. Neither Dewey Fire Company No. 1 nor its third-party billing company is responsible for determining medical necessity for ambulance transport.