RIVERTON, Wyo. (AP) — The Wyoming Department of Health has released details on its plan for affordable air ambulance services in the state.
The department’s Franz Fuchs says the proposal seeks to decrease the cost of air ambulance services and increase the availability of the service in Wyoming.
Under the agency’s proposed plan, the state would determine the number and location of air ambulance bases with the goal of providing the best coverage and response time. Companies would bid to become the state’s Medicaid provider for the service.
An attorney for one air ambulance company criticized the proposal, asking how many patients will be required to take ground ambulances.
The plan met with mixed reactions from state lawmakers on the Interim Labor, Health and Social Services Committee last week.