Angelino Praises Signing Of The Ambulance Direct Pay Bill

Assemblyman Joseph Angelino (R,C-Norwich) voiced his gratitude for Gov. Hochul signing the Ambulance Direct Pay Bill (A.250/S.1466) into law. This law will require insurance companies to send payment for services directly to the ambulance service provider. The Direct Pay Bill passed both the Senate and Assembly unanimously earlier this year. It will guarantee providers receive the critical resources required to do their jobs safely and effectively and ensure ambulances are available when needed. Angelino has long been a proud supporter of this bill, joining his colleagues and local stakeholders at a press conference last month.

"During my time as a fire chief, my agency had to write off thousands of dollars annually because payment was not sent directly to our agency, but to the insured person," Angelino said. For over two years, Angelino was fire chief of the City of Norwich, where he supervised ambulance services and billing.

“I am glad the governor signed this important piece of legislation. Direct Pay is the right thing to do, especially considering it passed unanimously in both the Assembly and Senate. With Direct Pay now law, EMS providers can rest a little easier knowing they will receive the resources they need,” said Angelino.

The Direct Pay to Ambulance Service law will take effect in January of 2025.