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Ambulance Billing: Rates

Information about current ambulance billing rates from Albuquerque Fire Department.

Current Ambulance Billing Rates

In accordance with the NM State-wide ambulance tariff, approved by the NM Public Regulation Commission and adopted by the City of Albuquerque on February 1, 2017, the following rates apply to all ambulance services provided by the Albuquerque Fire Department (bills received by other ambulance services -- for treatment and transport -- may be different).

New Mexico Public Regulation Commission
Transportation Division
Statewide Ambulance Tariff

Effective Feb. 1, 2017

The ambulance provider may seek to obtain written consent for treatment or services from the patient prior to treatment or services.

Basic Life Support (BLS) Emergency

Applies when emergency (immediate response made to 911 or equivalent call) BLS transportation, intervention, or assessment is provided by licensed Emergency Medical Technician.

Service Rendered Rate
Assessment or intervention, with or without transport: $512.00
Per patient mile: $12.75

Advanced Life Support Level 1 – (ALS1) Non–Emergency

Applies when non-emergency ALS assessment or at least one ALS intervention is provided by licensed EMT- Intermediate or an EMT- Paramedic.

Service Rendered Rate
Assessment or intervention, with or without transport to a treatment facility: $385.00
Per patient mile: $12.75

Advanced Life Support Level 1 – (ALS1) Emergency

Applies when emergency (immediate response to a 911 or equivalent call) ALS assessment or at least one ALS intervention is provided by a licensed EMT- Intermediate or a licensed EMT- Paramedic.

Service Rendered Rate
Assessment or intervention, with or without transport: $607.00
Per patient mile: $12.75

Advanced Life Support Level 2 – (ALS2) Emergency

Applies when as a result of emergency* at least three different ALS medications by intravenous push/bolus or by continuous infusion** are administered or; when the same ALS medication is administered three times or; when one or more of the following ALS procedures are provided: manual defibrillation/cardioversion, endotracheal intubation, central venous line, pacing, chest decompression, surgical airway, advanced invasive airway, or intraosseous access.
* (immediate response made to a 911 or equivalent call)
** (excluding crystalloid, hypotonic, isotonic hypertonic solutions, oxygen and aspirin)

Service Rendered Rate
Medication administration or provision of procedure, with or without transport: $878.00
Per patient mile: $12.75

Specialty Care Transport (SCT)

Applies when a level of inter-facility transportation of a critically injured or ill patient at a level of service beyond the scope of practice for Emergency Medical Technician - Intermediates or Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedics, is provided.

Service Rendered Rate
Transport: $975.00
Per patient mile: $12.75

Patient Evaluation – (Emergency Response Without Transport)

Applies when emergency services (immediate response made to a 911 or equivalent call) are provided by certified Emergency Medical First Responder with no transport.

Service Rendered Rate
Charge: $136.00

Dedicated Stand-By Charges – (Per Ambulance and Two Personnel – Without Transport)

Applies when emergency medical service is provided for an event such as a football game or county fair where the potential for illness or injury exists.

Service Rendered Rate
First Hour or any portion thereof: $145.00
Second Whole Hour and any whole hour thereafter: $108.00
Fifteen (15) minute increments after first hour: $27.00