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REACH Air Medical Services (REACH) and PacificSource Health Plans have signed an agreement for REACH to become an in-network provider for PacificSource members in Montana. With the addition of REACH, PacificSource now offers members access to all air ambulance providers in Montana and is the first insurer in the state to do so.
“REACH is here to provide vital emergency air transport to Montana residents. Offering in-network solutions through healthcare partners, such as PacificSource, is one way to bring our much-needed services directly to members of the community,” said Sean Russell, president of REACH Air Medical Services. “In Montana, PacificSource’s dedication to working with us to provide these vital services as an in-network provider should be applauded by their members, residents, and the Montana legislature.”
REACH has three air ambulance resources available in Montana, including a helicopter base in Bozeman and a dual helicopter/airplane base in Helena. Each base is staffed 24/7 with highly skilled critical care flight teams ready to respond at a moment’s notice. Patients fly aboard the company’s medically-equipped aircraft and receive an ICU level of care throughout their transport.
When emergencies strike, especially in rural communities, access to rapid air transport is crucial. Without this service, many residents would not make it to the lifesaving emergency trauma care they need.
“We are very pleased that REACH and PacificSource have reached this agreement to do what’s right for Montanans,” said Todd Lovshin, PacificSource vice president, and Montana regional director. “It’s important that in times of crisis, our members can now focus on their wellbeing and not have to worry about which emergency provider is in their network.”