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PHI Air Medical Loses Texas Insurance Reimbursement Fight

June 26, 2020, 10:41 PM

An air ambulance service failed to convince the Texas Supreme Court on Friday that it should be able to fully recoup its full expenses in transporting patients covered by the state’s workers compensation laws from their insurers.

The insurers may instead reimburse PHI Air Medical LLC for the “fair and reasonable medical expenses” of 33 injured workers transported by PHI between 2010 and 2013, Justice Brett Busby said for the 7-2 court.

PHI didn’t have predetermined reimbursement agreements with the patients’ insurers, so full reimbursement of its costs associated with transporting those injured workers relied on the court agreeing that...

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