Why does Loudoun County seek reimbursement for EMS services?
Seeking reimbursement for EMS transport and medical services associated with emergency care makes financial sense for the combined career and volunteer EMS system. The majority of Loudoun County citizens and visitors have already paid for these benefits through their health insurance premiums or federal taxes.

For those who have private medical insurance, this benefit is a part of their health insurance premium through their employer or workers’ association. For those who are Medicare eligible, they have paid for this benefit through payroll deduction into the Medicare fund.

By seeking reimbursement for EMS transport services, the county’s EMS service providers will be able to recover existing funds for EMS operations, thereby infusing additional revenue into the operational needs of the fire and rescue system, without raising taxes.

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1. When will the billing for the EMS Transport Reimbursement Program begin?
2. Why does Loudoun County seek reimbursement for EMS services?
3. Will those who can least afford an ambulance bill bear the brunt of an EMS Reimbursement Program?
4. Will health care premiums be increased to cover ambulances fee?
5. Will citizens be reluctant to call for an ambulance if they know they will receive a bill?
6. What is the revenue sharing model for the new EMS reimbursement program?
7. Do other jurisdictions in Virginia participate in EMS transport reimbursement?
8. If 9-1-1 is called by me or on my behalf, and I refuse ambulance transport, will I be subject to reimbursement requirements?
9. What will Loudoun County do with the revenue from the EMS transport reimbursement program?
10. As a supervisor of a facility or of a group of people, am I or my organization responsible for any reimbursement if I call 9-1-1 for someone in my charge?
11. How did Loudoun County establish the fees for EMS transport reimbursement? Are the fees similar to surrounding jurisdictions?
12. Why is there an ordinance for the EMS transport reimbursement program?
13. I called 9-1-1 and was transported by ambulance to the hospital. I was then transported to another hospital by a private ambulance service. Will I be charged twice?