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  Reply # 1047513 18-May-2014 17:11
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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.

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  Reply # 1048348 19-May-2014 19:26
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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.

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