Medevac Costs

If you need a Medevac airlift from Chester River Hospital your insurance company will be billed anywhere from $12,000-$17,000, according to Julianna L. Vallecillo, director of marketing & public relations for the Chester River Health System. Insurance companies only pay around half or less, Vallecillo said, and Medicare, Medicaid, and Blue Cross usually pay only a third of what is billed. She also said Medicaid payments for Medevac airlifts have been cut from $2,400 per transport down to $1,500. Patients don’t have to pay what insurance doesn’t cover for a Medevac flight from Chester River Hospital.