As of December 1, 2020, the providers listed below are participating air ambulance providers with Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Georgia. That means, for members picked up in Georgia, these participating providers have contractually agreed to accept the Anthem Rate as payment in full for approved and medically necessary transport, and will bill those members for cost-shares only.

Some air ambulance providers choose not to participate with Anthem. 

  • These air ambulance providers may, and often do, charge members rates that are significantly higher than the Anthem contracted provider rates.
  • These non-contracted air ambulance providers attempt to collect from Anthem members the difference between the Anthem allowed amount and their billed amount.


To help Anthem members avoid the high costs of air transportation from non-contracted providers, we ask that, whenever possible, you choose a participating air ambulance provider for your patients who are Anthem members. Utilizing participating providers:  

  • Protects the member from balance billing for what may be excessive amounts,
  • Assures the most economical use of the member’s benefits, and
  • Is consistent with your contractual obligations to refer to in-network providers where available.


To schedule fixed wing or rotary wing air ambulance services, please

  1. Contact Anthem for precertification for all non-emergent transports, using the number on the back of the member’s ID card, then
  2. Call one of the phone numbers listed below.


Please have the following information ready when you call one of the contracted air ambulance providers

  • Basic medical information about the patient, including the patient’s name and date of birth or age.  If the service was not precertified with Anthem, the air ambulance provider will also need to receive a full medical report from the attending facility.
  • Current location of the patient, the name of the hospital or facility caring for the patient and its address (city and state)
  • Location where patient is to be transported, including the name of the destination hospital/facility and address
  • Approximate transport date or timeframe
  • Special equipment or care needs

 

Should you have questions regarding the air ambulance network, including providers contracted for air ambulance pickups outside of Georgia, please contact your Provider Network Manager.

Participating fixed wing (airplane) providers (HCPCS CODES: 0430 & A0435)

Provider Name

Phone#

Location Address

Web site

AeroCare Medical Transport Systems

630-466-0800

 

43W 752 Hwy 30

Sugar Gove IL 60554

 

 

www.aerocare.com

 

Air Med International

877-288-5340

950 22nd St. N Ste. 800

Birmingham AL 35203

www.airmed.com

Central Air Ambulance

 

866-910-6744

 

 

205 Hembree Park, Suite 100,

Roswell, GA 30076

 

www.centralairambulance.com

 

 

Participating rotary wing (helicopter) providers (HCPCS CODES: A0431 & A0436)

Provider Name

Phone#

Location Address

Web site

Air Methods (Rocky Mountain

 

909-915-2305

 

7211 South Peoria, Englewood, CO 80112-4133

www.airmethods.com

Air Evac EMS Inc.

800-247-3822

1001 Boardwalk Springs Place ste 250

O’fallon MO  63368

www.lifeteam.net

Med Trans Corp

800-347-0881

220 Westcourt Rd.

Denton TX  76207

Med-tran.net

 

 

806-1220-PN-GA



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December 2020 Anthem Provider News - Georgia