AB-0651: Air ambulance services

Session: 2019-2020
Author: Grayson
Status: Signed into Law (Chaptered)
AAP-CA Position: Support
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This bill supports air ambulance services. This bill limits a health plan enrollee or insured’s payment for covered services provided by an air ambulance service provider that does not have a contract with the health plan or health insurer to no more than the same cost sharing that the enrollee or insured would pay for the same covered services received from a contracted air ambulance provider. This bill requires the Department of Health Care Services to set and maintain supplemental Medi-Cal payments for air ambulance services provided by fixed or rotary wing aircraft that are the difference between the Medicare Program’s lowest rural rates in California and the Medi-Cal fee-for-service program rates as are in effect on January 1, 2020. Sunsets the supplemental Emergency Medical Air Transportation Act on July 1, 2022.

Last Action:

10/07/19 Chaptered by Secretary of State – Chapter 537, Statutes of 2019.
Download AAP Positional Letter: AB 651 Air Ambulance to Author