Air ambulance bills rising

Air ambulance bills rising
Posted at 3:58 AM, Jul 05, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-05 03:58:06-04

The price of air ambulance services is rising.

Bills can be more than $20,000, depending on a patient's insurance coverage.

However, insurance experts say big invoices are becoming more common as costs rise and coverage shifts.

Median prices for helicopter air ambulance services doubled from around $15,000 to about $30,000 from 2010 to 2014, according to a U.S. Government Accountability Office report last year.

Air ambulances transport about 400,000 people a year in the United States, according to industry estimates.