NCCI’s latest Insights article highlights medical transport costs in workers’ comp. While emergency ground transport has experienced modest increases since 2013, air ambulance transport has spiked. According to NCCI, “while air ambulance episodes represented approximately five percent of all ambulance episodes in 2017, they accounted for nearly half of all ambulance payments, illustrating their relative costliness compared with ground ambulances.” Air ambulance costs were highest in 2016, when average costs ran about $21,000 per trip. That dipped in 2017 to $20,384 in 2017, the latest data set in the report.
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