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Adjusted Lifeguard Bills in the Mail to Anthem Patients

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Med-Trans, the company that operates Lifeguard services for Carilion Clinic, has sent adjusted bills to Anthem patients who received high bills for Lifeguard transport, says Carilion Clinic spokesman Eric Earnhart.

"They are sending them out in batches, so patients will be receiving them over the next several weeks," he says.

The official contract between Anthem and Med-Trans has not been signed yet but the deal is expected to be finalized soon.

Both Anthem and Med-Trans reached a deal more than a week ago that would mean Lifeguard helicopter transports are now in-network expenses for Anthem patients.

Anthem is Virginia's largest health insurance carrier. 

Several Anthem patients had received extremely high bills for the helicopter transport service.

Anthem patients who were not covered as in-network and needed emergency transport on Lifeguard can call 1-866-261-3032 to have their bill reviewed.