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January 1st, 2024
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All hospitals located within the Tulsa Metro area that meet the clinical needs of the patient.
To save money. The average emergency response and ambulance transport costs $1,500. Insurance may cover a portion of this charge, but subscribers to BixbyCare will pay nothing after a claim is submitted to the health insurance provider.
For most people, their insurance will only partially cover ambulance costs after the deductible and co-insurance is met, which means the rest is your responsibility to pay. If you are unsure of your level of emergency ambulance coverage, contact your insurance provider. For members with health insurance, BixbyCare takes care of out-of-pocket expenses, so you don’t pay anything for emergency ambulance services.
For the City of Bixby residents who receive a Bixby Water bill, you are automatically enrolled in BixbyCare through your monthly water bill, it will show up as an EMS line item. If you live outside Bixby City limits but within Bixby Licensed Response Area and do not pay a Bixby City water bill you will need to submit an annual payment by check, cash, or credit card.
Yes, the City will submit claims to insurance providers. BixbyCare members who have health insurance will not pay any out-of-pocket expenses after insurance payments have been collected. BixbyCare members are required to provide health insurance information and keep it up to date. Utility customers who do not have health insurance must state they do not have health coverage.
BixbyCare is available to anyone living outside City limits but within the Bixby Licensed Response Area. Those living within city limits and receiving a water bill will pay $7.50 per month. Those living outside City limits but within the Bixby Licensed Response Area will be able to enroll at $90 per year. To participate, visit the City of Bixby website to enroll. \
Yes, when you open a new utility (water) account with the City you will be enrolled in BixbyCare.
All members of the household who claim the address registered with BixbyCare as their primary residence will be covered.
If your tenant pays his or her water bill, they will be covered. If you, the landlord, manage the water bill, you will be responsible for communicating BixbyCare coverage to your tenant.
Yes, the Bixby Fire Department will respond to any call for emergency assistance and provide all necessary care and services, regardless of BixbyCare participation. You will be responsible for paying the remaining balance on your ambulance bill after a claim has been submitted to your health insurance provider. The average ambulance bill before an insurance claim is submitted is $1,500.
BixbyCare is intended to provide relief for the financial hardship ambulance costs can have on our citizens. The program is similar to the previous EMSA transport fee program and ensures the long-term viability of the City of Bixby’s emergency medical transport service and continues providing high-level services for its citizens.
If you are a City water customer, no action is required on your part to remain in BixbyCare. If you are a resident outside city limits and do not pay a City water bill, your eligibility is subject to timely annual payment.
Yes, Bixby residents can subscribe directly to EMSAcare if they choose to, as a reminder, the subscription will only cover EMSA transports. Transports by other EMS services will not be covered. Residents can sign up at EMSACare.
EMSA does not issue refunds for EMSAcare subscriptions in whole or prorated amounts. Your annual EMSAcare subscription will be valid through August 31, 2024.