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