Purpose and Scope:
The purpose of this policy is to bill for ambulance user fees. This Policy applies to fees for emergency ambulance services within or outside of the fire protections district.
The primary objectives of this policy shall be to improve the District’s billing procedures and to maximize the collection of user fees. Charges – Below are the current charges, effective 1/1/2023:
RESIDENT: As a Huntley Fire Protection District Resident, we will ask for insurance or obtain through various sources and submit to your insurance on your behalf. If we were unable to obtain insurance information, we will send out a request or phone call in which to obtain such information so we can process the bill for you. You will not be responsible for any balance, deductible or co-pay after insurance has paid. If for any reason you do not have insurance, the ambulance bill will be written off due to the fact you reside in the HFPD boundaries.
NON-RESIDENT: As a Non-Resident of the HFPD we will bill you for the services in which was given to you. We will ask for insurance, get it through the hospital or other sources, if not, we will contact you for this information so we can process the bill on your behalf. Once we obtain this information we will submit the bill to your insurance company and any balance, deductible or co-pay thereafter will be your responsibility. We will follow up with you so you can make payment for the remainder of the balance. If you do not have insurance, you are still responsible for the bill for the use of our services. If for any reason this does NOT get paid or set up on a payment plan, we do pursue non-residents in the form of a collection agency to tie up this bill.
Northwestern Medicine Huntley Hospital
10400 Haligus Road Huntley, IL. 60142
Advocate Sherman Hospital
1425 N. Randall Road Elgin, IL. 60123
AMITA Health Saint Joseph Hospital Elgin
77 N. Airlite Street Elgin, IL 60123
Authorized Billing and Collection Agency
The District does all billing through a certified medical billing specialist or company. The following agency is the ambulance billing vendor approved by the Board of Trustees.
ANDRES MEDICAL BILLING
PO Box 457 Wheeling, IL 60090-0457
Northwest Collectors Inc.
3601 Algonquin Road Suite 232 Rolling Meadows, IL 60008
Transports by other agencies: At times, patients located in the boundaries of the Huntley Fire Protection District will be transported by outside agencies. On those occasions, the transported patient shall be subject to the billing policies and procedures of the transporting agency.