INTRODUCING ALACURA

Protect your members against exorbitant medical transport charges…

The first benefits management solution to address the high cost of medical transfers.

Alacura’s Medical Transfer Center Solution

Empowers patient choice

Manages medical transport benefits from end-to-end.

Triages emergency calls.

Expedites realtime authorizations.

Dispatches the most appropriate transport: Fixed-wing, rotor, or ground.

Saves health plans and patients from unnecessary and inflated medical transport costs.

How it works:

Give your members the medical transport they need — without getting hit by a large balance bill!

Matching Patient Needs

1. We provide realtime clinical assessments based on over ten million transport requests for complicated clinical conditions —  across the country and around the globe. more

Rapid Transport Response

2. Alacura’s Transport Management Platform rapidly and accurately connects transport requests to the most patient-appropriate mode and effective cost. more

Total Transport Management

3. From prior-authorization to medical management, we coordinate hospital processes, emergency fleets, network credentialing, and total benefits management. more

Why does it cost $36,000 to save 15 minutes?

When you factor in logistics, the typical air transport saves 15 minutes compared to ground! The vast majority of air ambulance flights involve hospital-to-hospital transfer of stable patients – only 7% are related to trauma.

Air ambulances, once mostly owned by hospital systems and municipalities, have become a big business:

  • Three profit-driven companies own 75% of the nation’s ambulance aircraft
  • The major providers have increased their prices by 285% in the last decade
  • They have increased transport volumes by 30% in the same period
  • A 65-mile ride in a ground ambulance costs the consumer around $2,000.

The average bill is for the same transport by air ambulance is $36,000!

Learn more

“Our members appreciate knowing they won’t receive an exorbitant balance bill when they are home recuperating after a hospitalization.”

Janet Roe

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona

Alacura NEWS
and EVENTS

July 6, 2016 | MEDICAL ECONOMICS | “It’s time for fair pricing in medical transportation”

READ THE ARTICLE: "While transparency is viewed as important to reducing consumer health costs, little has been done to affect business-to-business relationships and confront pricing practices that are often variable and opaque."

BLOG: “The Big Business of Air Ambulance Transport”

When most people think about air ambulance, the think of a LifeFlight helicopter picking you up from an automobile trauma and speeding you to the nearest trauma center. The reality is that the vast majority of air ambulance flights today are hospital to hospital...

Protect your members from exorbitant and often unnecessary medical transport charges.