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$64K Air Ambulance Tab Shows Limits of Surprise Billing Law

DENVER (AP) — When a doctor told Toni Stammler her 4-week-old son Milo needed urgent surgery because only one of his lungs was functioning, there was barely time to pack a bag _ let alone try to shop around. “In …

Deadly Air-Ambulance Crash Revealed Widespread Safety Lapses

An air-ambulance helicopter crash in Ohio last year that killed three crew members revealed sweeping safety lapses and rule violations, federal accident investigators concluded Tuesday. The Survival Flight Inc. copter slammed into a wooded hillside in southeastern Ohio during snow …

Helicopter Operator PHI Bankruptcy Highlights Surprise Bills

The bankruptcy of helicopter operator PHI Inc. has transported the contentious issue of surprise health care bills to the steps of federal court. Judge Harlin Dewayne Hale on Tuesday will weigh objections to PHI’s plan to exit Chapter 11 protection. …

Safety of Medical Helicopters Draws Scrutiny After Wisconsin Crash

The safety of helicopter ambulances is under scrutiny after three crew members were killed in a crash in a wooded area of northern Wisconsin this week. The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating, and the cause of the crash Thursday …