After you have received ambulance service, Andres Medical may contact you to obtain specific insurance information.
Your insurance carrier (or Medicare, if applicable) will be invoiced for the ambulance service. You will receive an Explanation of Benefits (E.O.B.) from your insurance company explaining the portion of the ambulance service fee that they will pay. Any portion of the ambulance service fee in excess of the cost paid for by your insurer will be considered a co-payment amount.
Ordinance 2014-002 was passed establishing a fee of $ 500.00 for basic life support (BLS) ambulance calls and $ 900.00 for non-resident BLS calls. These fees only apply to those who are transported by the Manteno Community Fire Protection District to the nearest hospital.
Advance Life Support (ALS) ambulance service fee calls, those requiring more extensive emergency care, are $ 500.00 for residents and $ 900.00+ for non-residents. Along with the ambulance service (transport) fees, the following itemized expenses may be applied if applicable to the emergency response:
If additional (more extensive) care is needed, the ALS fee is $ 650.00 for residents and $ 1,250.00 for non-residents.
These fees will be billed and collected by Andres Medical Billing. Most insurance companies (medicare and non-resident medicare providers) have agreed to pay out benefits on behalf of their customers in order to cover the cost of pre-hospital emergency care (ambulance service). We provide the following services free of charge to residents:
A Red Flag Warning is a forecast warning issued by the United States National Weather Service to inform area firefighting and land management agencies that conditions are ideal for wildland fire ignition and propagation. After drought conditions, and when humidity is very low, and especially when high or erratic winds which may include lightning are a factor, the Red Flag Warning becomes a critical statement for firefighting agencies, which often alter their staffing and equipment resources dramatically to accommodate the forecast risk. To the public, a Red Flag Warning means high fire danger with increased probability of a quickly spreading vegetation fire in the area within 24 hours.
The weather criteria for fire weather watches and red flag warnings varies with each Weather Service Office’s warning area based on the local vegetation type, topography, and distance from major water sources but usually includes the daily vegetation moisture content calculations, expected afternoon high temperature, afternoon minimum relative humidity and daytime wind speed.
Red Flag criteria occurs whenever a geographical area has been in a dry spell for a week or two, or for a shorter period , if before spring green-up or after fall color, and the National Fire Danger Rating System (NFDRS) is high to extreme and the following forecast weather parameters are forecasted to be met:
In some states, dry lightning and unstable air are criteria. A Fire Weather Watch may be issued prior to the Red Flag Warning.
Outdoor burning bans may also be proclaimed by local law and fire agencies based on Red Flag Warnings.
A separate but less imminent forecast may include a Fire Weather Watch, which is issued to alert fire and land management agencies to the possibility that Red Flag conditions may exist beyond the first forecast period (12 hours). The watch is issued generally 12 to 48 hours in advance of the expected conditions, but can be issued up to 72 hours in advance if the NWS agency is reasonably confident. The term “Fire Weather Watch” is headlined in the routine forecast and issued as a product. That watch then remains in effect until it expires, is canceled, or upgraded to a Red Flag Warning.
We always encourage residents to call 9-1-1 for emergency help!
Residents who do not benefit from privately held health care insurance, and do not qualify for medicare or medicaid, will be assessed the Ambulance Service Fee as per the ordinance. Please call (815) 468-7100 with insurance concerns or questions about payment if you do not have insurance, medicare or medicaid.