Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 
700 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 143


  Reply # 1047513 18-May-2014 17:11
Send private message

Kyanar:
DarthKermit: From where do St John get your personal details to bill you for this trip to the hospital in one of their ambulances? From the hospital I presume.


When they attend, they ask you to fill in a form (you are not advised that it's so they can send you a $90 threat letter).  However, in cases where they never get to speak to you, that's a good question.  I don't think they have access to the NHI to look up the details and hospitals require consent to share details with anyone except your registered GP (in the case of laboratory tests, even with your GP).

Of interest, why does ACC not cover this expense anyway?  It seems odd that you can get an ambulance to an A&E and the medical treatment is covered but by jove you can pay for the transport yourself.  The medical funding system here is bizarre beyond belief.


ACC does cover the cost.. When it is an accident and you call about the incident with in 24 hours.

16 posts

Geek
+1 received by user: 3


  Reply # 1048348 19-May-2014 19:26
Send private message

From what I have seen in the ED, ambulance guys do not have access to the hospital's 'electronic medical records' system. However, the hospital needs details and documentation about what was done during the ambulance ride. So when the patient is handed over to the hospital, the ambulance staff have to fill out a form describing the events, treatment, etc. This form has a sticky on it which has your details including your NHI.

1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Huawei Mate 10: Punchy, long battery life, artificial intelligence
Posted 20-Nov-2017 16:30


Propel launch Disney Star Wars Laser Battle Drones
Posted 19-Nov-2017 21:26


UFB killer app: Speed
Posted 17-Nov-2017 17:01


The case for RSS — MacSparky
Posted 13-Nov-2017 14:35


WordPress and Indieweb: Take control of your online presence — 6:30 GridAKL Nov 30
Posted 11-Nov-2017 13:43


Chorus reveals technology upgrade for schools, students
Posted 10-Nov-2017 10:28


Vodafone says Internet of Things (IoT) crucial for digital transformation
Posted 10-Nov-2017 10:06


Police and Facebook launch AMBER Alerts system in NZ
Posted 9-Nov-2017 10:49


Amazon debuts Fire TV Stick Basic Edition in over 100 new countries
Posted 8-Nov-2017 05:34


Vodafone VoIP transition to start this month
Posted 7-Nov-2017 12:33


Spark enhances IoT network capability
Posted 7-Nov-2017 11:33


Vocus NZ sale and broadband competition
Posted 6-Nov-2017 14:36


Hawaiki reaches key milestone in landmark deep-sea fibre project
Posted 4-Nov-2017 13:53


Countdown launches new proximity online shopping app
Posted 4-Nov-2017 13:50


Nokia 3310 to be available through Spark New Zealand
Posted 4-Nov-2017 13:31



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.