When using the term “air ambulance” it’s important to know that it encompasses multiple types of aircraft that are used for medical purposes. A good definition is “a specially outfitted aircraft, that transports injured or sick people in a medical emergency or over distances or terrain impractical for conventional ground ambulance.” These aircraft fall into two difference categories: rotary-wing and fixed-wing.
Mayo Clinic CEO John Noseworthy, MD, told employees in a recent speech that the Rochester, Minn.-based system will "prioritize" patients with private insurance over Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries if the patients have similar conditions and seek care at the same time, according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune.
Air ambulance services can be used for a variety of different reasons, and provide helpful accomodations for people with varying health concerns. In addition, many people who require these services have family or loved ones that wish to join them on board. Below are some of the guidelines for determining whether or not you should be aboad a medical aircraft.
The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), has issued an emergency order to ban all Samsung Galaxy Note7 smartphone devices from all air transportation in the United States, including air ambulance services.
When people hear the term “jet”, they often think of a luxury means of traveling the globe. Jets, however, can also be an invaluable form of transportation for people in a medical emergency. Medical jets have a variety of extra features regular jets don’t have that allow them to get patients safely from one medical center to another.
The process of scheduling a medical flight can often be confusing and intimidating. Patients and their loved ones don't always know where to start or who to best help them with each step. At Aero Med Express, Inc. we strive to make the process of arranging an air ambulance as smooth as possible for all parties involved while ensuring the patient receives the best care available.
Destination healthcare is an up and coming trend that is not just making a huge impact among the wealthy, or the globetrotters, but more so among a larger group - the baby boomers.
Baby boomers currently make up the biggest age demographic in the country, and very soon many of them will be retiring, and many are already looking for alternatives to their healthcare.