FUND DRIVE & SUBSCRIPTION

  The last year has continued to be a very active and exciting time at Lower Alsace Ambulance Association (LAEMS). LAEMS has had continued growth in the number of EMS call received. Due to this increased demand for service and continuing innovations in medications and technology used to treat our patients in their time of need, costs to provide service continues to rise and unfortunately insurance reimbursements have decreased, not increased to offset this cost.

  LAEMS provides first due Basic (BLS) and Advanced (ALS) Life Support emergency medical services to the residents of Lower Alsace Township, Mount Penn Borough, St. Lawrence Borough, and Alsace Townships. Additionally we provide second due (back-up) coverage to all of our neighboring municipalities.  LAEMS maintains a highly trained team of Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics ready to respond to any medical emergency you may experience, with the latest in lifesaving EMS medications and technology.

  These changes and improvements come at a cost which is defrayed by contributions from our municipalities, soliciting subscription memberships, donations from the citizens we serve, billing patient insurance, and when insurance does not cover the cost of services billing the patient out of pocket.  The last of these is where a subscription membership can assist you in preventing high ambulance bills.

Please carefully review the information below, as rates vary by municipality thanks to government-based support

Premium Membership Terms and Conditions

  • BASIC Subscription Package (Mount Penn Borough Residents Only)

    • Emergency ​ambulance treatment and transportation to a Berks County hospital for services deemed "medically necessary" by your insurance provider. Subscribers are still responsible for copayments and deductibles. Services deemed "not medically necessary" by your insurer will be reduced to the current years CMS Medicare Fee for Service (FFS) rate for reimbursement.

    • Charges for up to (3) THREE non-transport emergency incidents are waived for the calendar year.

  • PREMIUM Subscription Package (All residents)

    • Unlimited emergency ​ambulance treatment and transportation to a Berks County hospital for services deemed "medically necessary" by your insurance provider. No out of pocket cost is incurred for "medically necessary" transportation.

    • Charges for up to (6) SIX non-transport emergency incidents are waived for the calendar year.

Lower Alsace Township Residents

  • The elected officials of Lower Alsace Township have instituted a 0.5 mil Emergency Medical Services Tax. As a result, all legal residents of Lower Alsace Township are considered PREMIUM members and are afforded all the rights and privileges of a Premium subscription member

Mount Penn Borough

  • The elected officials of Mount Penn Borough have instituted a 0.25 mil Emergency Medical Services Tax. As a result, all legal residents of Mount Penn Borough are considered BASIC members and are afforded all the rights and privileges of a basic member.

Alsace Township and Saint Lawrence Borough Residents

  • Due to the increasing costs of providing Emergency Medical Services and the GREATLY decreased insurance reimbursement LAEMS still has difficulty meeting the costs to serve the community with professional high quality service. We are reaching out to all residents to request subscriptions to LAEMS. These subscriptions shall be used to defray our cost of operations as well as be used for capital projects such as ambulance replacement and equipment upgrades.

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750 North 25th Street      >>>     Reading, PA 19606-1400     >>>     http://www.laems555.org   

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