What is a nonprovider for my insurance?
A Nonprovider does not have a contract with the insurance company to take a contracted (or reduced) amount for ambulance transport service. Because of our small size, we do not have the staff to administer contracts with multiple insurers. Therefore, Boulder City Fire Department (BCFD) is a nonprovider for all commercial insurance companies.

Typically, insurance companies charge a higher deductible or copay when a nonprovider service is used. However, as there is no other ambulance service available in Boulder City, you may request a redetermination or review of your claim indicating no other service is available should your insurance company make an adverse decision on a particular claim.

Nonprovider status does not typically affect any emergency ambulance transport however, every insurer has their own policies governing ambulance transports and it is the patient’s responsibility to know their insurer’s policies.

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1. How do I get information about my ambulance bill?
2. Why are ambulance rides so expensive? Why do they vary so much?
3. What is a nonprovider for my insurance?
4. What or who determines where the ambulance will take the patient?
5. When is a patient transported by air rather than by ground ambulance?
6. What is a trauma center?
7. What does it cost to have EMS come to my house?
8. Can I refuse to be transported by ambulance?
9. Medicare paid my bill, why do I have to pay more?
10. Who do I contact if a personal item is lost during an emergency ambulance transport?
11. Where can I go to get my blood pressure checked?
12. Can I pay my ambulance transport bill online, by phone or credit card?