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 
787 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 176


  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.

18 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 »

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central launches
Posted 10-Jul-2018 10:40


Spark completes first milestone in voice platform upgrade
Posted 10-Jul-2018 09:36


Microsoft ices heated developers
Posted 6-Jul-2018 20:16


PB Technologies charged for its extended warranties and warned for bait advertising
Posted 3-Jul-2018 15:45


Almost 20,000 people claim credits from Spark
Posted 29-Jun-2018 10:40


Cove sells NZ's first insurance policy via chatbot
Posted 25-Jun-2018 10:04


N4L helping TAKA Trust bridge the digital divide for Lower Hutt students
Posted 18-Jun-2018 13:08


Winners Announced for 2018 CIO Awards
Posted 18-Jun-2018 13:03


Logitech Rally sets new standard for USB-connected video conference cameras
Posted 18-Jun-2018 09:27


Russell Stanners steps down as Vodafone NZ CEO
Posted 12-Jun-2018 09:13


Intergen recognised as 2018 Microsoft Country Partner of the Year for New Zealand
Posted 12-Jun-2018 08:00


Finalists Announced For Microsoft NZ Partner Awards
Posted 6-Jun-2018 15:12


Vocus Group and Vodafone announce joint venture to accelerate fibre innovation
Posted 5-Jun-2018 10:52


Kogan.com to launch Kogan Mobile in New Zealand
Posted 4-Jun-2018 14:34


Enable doubles fibre broadband speeds for its most popular wholesale service in Christchurch
Posted 2-Jun-2018 20:07



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.