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.
|09/13/19||Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling.|