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City of Murrieta Fire Department
41825 Juniper Street· Murrieta, CA 92562
Murrieta Fire Department EMS Subscription Program
The City of Murrieta Fire Department (MFD) has implemented a program modeled after other California cities that would help offset the costs in providing emergency medical service in order to allow the same level of service that Murrieta residents are accustomed. Your subscription helps firefighters and paramedics respond as quickly as possible, and save lives using state-of-the-art medical equipment The MFD EMS Subscription Program is an annual voluntary subscription fee designed to protect Murrieta residents and businesses from out-of-pocket expenses related to emergency care provided by the Murrieta Fire Department. The annual $48.00 EMS subscription program covers the subscriber each calendar year from January through December. Subscriptions are renewed each January. For subscribers that are 65+ and/or under Medicare, the annual calender year subscription is $24.00.
The Murrieta Fire Department EMS Subscription Program is a cost recovery program that charges $350 per response, per person for each medical aid response that is performed by Murrieta Fire Department. As an alternative to paying this charge, the MFD EMS Subscription Program allows residents and business owners the option of paying a small annual fee rather than being charged the $350 response fee for each emergency medical response. The Subscription Program assures residents and businesses that the same high level of service will be provided without additional out-of-pocket cost if you should have the misfortune of a medical emergency. The MFD EMS Subscription Program subscription covers a patient from paying the $350 response fee for medical services rendered. It does not pay for transportation in an ambulance or other care given by an ambulance company.
For a residential subscription, the Program covers response and medical care provided by Murrieta Fire Department for all who permanently reside in the home. This extends to a subscriber that needs medical emergency service while away from the home, but still within Murrieta. The cost of this subscription is $48 per year (equivalent to $4 per month) per home or per unit for multi-family dwellings.
For businesses, the Program covers response and medical care for all employees. The cost of this annual subscription depends on the size of the business measured by the number of employees as followed:
· Businesses with 1 to 10 employees: $75
· Businesses with 11 to 25 employees: $125
· Businesses with 26 to 75 employees: $200
· Businesses with 76+ employees: $300
· All outpatient medical care facilities: $300
The Program is strictly voluntary. Residents and business owners who do not subscribe will continue to receive the same high quality EMS care from the MFD that subscribers receive. However, residents, businesses, and non-residents who do not subscribe will be billed for emergency medical responses at a fee of $350 per call. This fee is less than the cost of the service based on the cost of responding personnel, vehicle, supplies and support related to a response. Under no circumstances will emergency medical treatment be denied to anyone, regardless of their ability to pay, enrollment in the voluntary Subscription Program, or legal status.
Residents meeting low-income guidelines may receive a 50% reduction in the annual subscription, or $24 per year. All subscribers in Medicare and Medicaid (to include MediCal) may also receive a 50% reduction in the annual subscription. There are no reductions for the cost for the $350 EMS Response Fee for non-subscribers.
If Murrieta Fire Department arrives on scene and determines that no emergency medical care is necessary, the $350 response fee is waived. The response fee is only billed when emergency medical service is given. Calls determined to be “Public Assist” in nature will continue to be responded to. These calls tend to be for the elderly and handicapped that need immediate help, but may not be medical in nature. The Murrieta Fire Department takes great pride in helping these residents and businesses, and will continue to provide this service at no cost.
Payment is not due at the time care is rendered. At no time will Murrieta Fire Department personnel question whether a patient can afford services. Payment will be sent to the address on the Pre-Hospital Care Report. If a person is not a subscriber, they will be sent an EMS Response Fee bill for $350. If a person is a subscriber, the Murrieta Fire Department will have that information on file, and only a copy of an invoice will be provided for records. If a medical emergency happens at a business, the individual receiving medical care is responsible for payment. However, a business that subscribes to the Program will have all employees covered.
In January, Murrieta residents and business owners will receive an enrollment form by mail. You will have several payment options available, check, credit card, or by e-check (ACHD). Subscription becomes effective upon receipt of the application and confirmation of payment. Renewal subscriptions will be mailed to subscribers annually. Thank you for your cooperation and assistance in making the MFD EMS Subscription Program a success. - Matt Shobert, Fire Chief
If you have questions or concerns:
1. Review our Frequently Asked Questions: (Link to FAQ’s)
2. Email for specific questions: HelpDesk@FireRecoveryUSA.com
3. If you want to apply for the EMS Subscription Program "Income Hardship and Medicare, Medicaid, Medi-Cal Reduction" Fee Application, please click on the link below:
4. If you can’t find the answer in the FAQs or by email, HelpDesk@FireRecoveryUSA.com then please call (888) 650-5320.
Click to here to register: www.thesubscriptionhub.com/murrieta
* An Account Number is required to register and will arrive by mail in January.
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