Blue Cross Newsletter


November 18, 2004





To: All Blue Cross Contracting Hospitals
From: Donna Bartee, Communications Representative
Institutional Relations
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas, Inc.
An Independent Licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association
Subject: Air Ambulance Services

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas have recently encountered several situations where a contracting hospital arranged for air ambulance transport for one of our members using a non-contracting provider. Without jeopardizing the health and welfare of our members, BCBSKS has always expected providers to use other contracting/network providers when arranging for services. As explained in an earlier newsletter, there is a significant financial impact for the member when services are received from a non-contracting provider.

We currently list contracting ambulance providers in our provider directories, but we also feel that if we furnish a separate notice to hospitals we could prevent future situations like this from happening.

Contracting air ambulance services located within the Kansas service area include:


800 A Country Club Rd
Chanute, KS 66720
(800) 525-5220


103 Airport Rd
Dodge City, KS 67801
(800) 525-5220


2225 S Air Service Rd #116
Garden City, KS 67846
(800) 525-5220


224 E 11 th
Goodland, KS 67735
(800) 525-5220


1712 Wheatland
Hays, KS 67601
(800) 525-5220


6601 Pueblo Drive
Wichita, KS 67209
(316) 613-4855

Midwest Lifeteam

3512 N Webb Rd
Wichita, KS 67226
(316) 636-9700

St. Joseph Neonatal Air-Ground

3600 E Harry
Wichita, KS 67218
(316) 689-6020

Topeka Air Ambulance

6700 S Topeka Blvd #621
Topeka, KS 66619
(785) 862-5433

Wesley Lifewatch

550 N Hillside
Wichita, KS 67214
(316) 962-2495

Air ambulance services located in metropolitan areas adjacent to the Kansas service area include:

Children's Emergency Transport

1056 E 19 th Ave
Denver, CO 80218
(303) 629-3900

Children's Mercy Hospital

24 th & Gillham
Kansas City, MO 64108
(816) 234-3000

Medi Flight of Oklahoma

940 NE 13 th St
Oklahoma, City, OK 73104
(405) 271-7700

It's important that you share this information with your staff that is responsible for arranging for ambulance services.