HB2909 HH&HR AM 3-17
Delegate Perry and Perdue move to amend the bill on page 1,
line 17, by striking everything after the enacting section and
inserting in lieu thereof the following:
"ARTICLE 16. WEST VIRGINIA PUBLIC EMPLOYEES INSURANCE ACT.
§5-16-8a. Air-ambulance fees.
_____(a) An air-ambulance provider which does not have a contract
with the plan and provides air-transportation and/or related
emergency or treatment services to an employee or dependent of an
employee covered by the plan, may not collect from the plan and the
covered employee or dependent of the employee, a combined amount
for those services which exceeds the reimbursement amount then in
effect for Medicare, including any applicable Geographic Practice
_____(b) If an air-ambulance provider has collected a subscription
fee from an employee or dependent of an employee covered by the
plan, the air-ambulance provider shall accept that subscription fee
as payment in full for any air-ambulance transport and related
emergency or treatment services which the air-ambulance provider
may provide to that employee or dependent of the employee.
_____(c) For purposes of this section, "subscription fee" means a
fee collected by an air-ambulance provider from a person in advance
of any immediate need for air-ambulance services."