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Subscriptions

Northampton Regional EMS Ambulance service is something most people don't think about until an emergency occurs. And during an emergency, no one wants to think about whether our services are covered regardless of whether you have insurance or not. In order to help, we offer an affordable annual subscription program which we encourage you to review and consider. As a subscriber, you will enjoy peace of mind, and at the same time, you will be helping to support Northampton Regional Emergency Medical Services (NREMS) mission in the communities we serve.



If you would like to subscribe electronically please select from the options in the dropdown and click on the subscribe button below. You will be connected to our secure PayPal server for your payment options.

Subscriptions


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Frequently Asked Subscription Questions

Why should I become a subscriber to Northampton Regional Emergency Medical Services?

Your paid subscription can save you hundreds of dollars! Subscribers will have their insurance copays waived and will receive a 50% discount on any out-of-pocket expenses (e.g.; deductibles) related to medically necessary emergency ambulance service, provided by NREMS, to the closest appropriate medical facility within the Lehigh Valley.

Your subscription helps to assure that Northampton Regional EMS will have the staff, vehicles, and equipment required to provide around-the-clock emergency protection for you and your family.

NREMS does not receive direct support from tax money.

Do I need a subscription if I have health insurance?

Yes! Most insurance companies do not pay 100% of total ambulance charges. In fact, most insurance plans require that you pay a co-pay and deductible. Your paid subscription assures that you will receive a 50% discount on any out of pocket expenses related to emergency ambulance service provided by NREMS.

Also, keep in mind, that non-subscribers are responsible for full payment of any and all applicable ambulance charges, which can exceed $1,000.00 per trip.

I thought NREMS wrote off 100% of my co-pay and deductible amounts?

Due to rising co-pays and high deductible insurance trends, NREMS is faced with either substantially increasing the cost of the annual subscription or attempt to recover some revenue from subscribers who use the ambulance. We believe that this was the best way to proceed as subscribers can still save hundreds of dollars through our 50% subscriber discount program.

How is Northampton Regional EMS reimbursed if I am transported to the hospital?

If you need emergency ambulance service, NREMS will submit a bill to your insurance company. Insurance payments are then applied to your balance. Once all insurance payments are applied, subscribers receive a 50% discount on any remaining out of pocket expenses for emergency ambulance services. The subscriber discount is applied - no matter how frequently you require medically necessary emergency ambulance service.

What is NOT covered by a subscription?

The following services ARE NOT covered by your subscription:

Alternative modes of non-emergency transportation, including wheelchair van transports. 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; Any charges related to long-distance ambulance mileage charges or transport fees, which are based solely on the patient and/or physician preference.

What if I need a non-emergency ambulance or wheelchair van transportation?

Your subscription covers ambulance transportation to and from facilities within the Lehigh Valley if the transport is reasonable and medically necessary per Medicare guidelines. We appreciate your scheduling trips 24 hours in advance. Medical necessity is established when a medical condition is such that the use of other methods of transportation is medically inappropriate and is coordinated with your physician or care facility. Northampton Regional EMS will bill your insurance carrier or Medicare for the services rendered. If there is no coverage for these services then subscribers will receive a reduced rate for these services.

Transports that are not medically necessary may be arranged, but are the financial responsibility of the patient. Subscribers are charged at a discounted rate. We appreciate your scheduling such trips 24 hours in advance.

NREMS does not provide Wheel Chair Van Services.

What should I do if my insurance company sends me a check for payment of services provided by NREMS?

All recipients of service are required to immediately forward any, and all reimbursement received to Northampton Regional EMS. Failure to do so will result in the immediate termination of any subscription agreement, and you will be held responsible for payment of all outstanding balances.





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