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By Jesse Laslovich
Chief Legal Counsel to Montana State Auditor Monica J. Lindeen 

Air Ambulance Flights Add Insult to Injury

 


 

Last September, John Andrews suffered a brain aneurysm and was airlifted via helicopter by Life Flight Network from Anaconda, Mont. to Missoula, Mont. He was charged $34,200, his health insurer paid almost half, and Life Flight Network billed him the balance - $18,678.

Upon arrival in Missoula, St. Patrick Hospital decided John needed to be airlifted via airplane to Seattle, this time by its own affiliate, NW MedStar. He was charged $57,867, his health insurer paid about one-third, and NW MedStar billed him the balance - $37,931.

 

Two flights. Two companies. Two large bills. And one...



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