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GAO Report: Air Ambulance Rates Doubled From 2010-14

By Emily Brill (Reporter)

Wednesday, August 2, 2017 | 518 | 0 | 0 min read

A report from the U.S. Government Accountability Office confirms a trend that workers' compensation regulators have been pointing out for years: Air ambulance rates are rising significantly. The rates doubled, in fact, in just four years: The median price of an air ambulance transport was around $15,000 in 2010; by 2014, it was roughly $30,000. The report, released last month, could give some momentum to a long-stalled U.S. Senate bill that aims to exempt air ambulances from the federal Airline Deregulation Act. The exemption would give state and federal agencies more control over a...

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