Buzz: AirLife, Redmond Regional’s partner in providing emergency service, has entered in-network with Anthem Blue Cross of Georgia. ‘Almost, Maine’ opens tonight at the DeSoto. Preparations continue for Heart of the Community events this Saturday.

Buzz: AirLife, Redmond Regional’s partner in providing emergency service, has entered in-network with Anthem Blue Cross of Georgia. ‘Almost, Maine’ opens tonight at the DeSoto. Preparations continue for Heart of the Community events this Saturday.

Redmond last summery opened a Helipad and AirLife 15. The hospital’s parent company, HCA, still has not reached a contract agreement with Anthem BCBSGA. (Facebook photo from Redmond)

 

From WRGA, Hometown: AirLife 15, based at Redmond Regional Medical Center, started 24/7 operations back in August and has already responded to more than 200 requests for emergency service in Northwest Georgia and Northeast Alabama. On Thursday’s Hometown Headlines Radio Edition on WRGA 98.7 FM, Marcus Lindsey, Regional Business Development Manager at Air Methods – AirLife Georgia said that he has heard concerns about costs associated with the service. He then announced a new agreement that will result in a reduction or elimination of out-of-pocket expenses for patients and their families.

“Air Methods Corp., our parent company, has just entered in-network with Anthem Blue Cross of Georgia,” he said. “So, we will be even better able to serve our communities. Each policy would be specific, but our goal at Air Methods is to help that patient by setting them up with a successful claim with those third-party payers.” Lindsey added it has been their goal to go in-network with all of the major insurance providers.

In addition, they have also taken other steps to address billing and insurance reimbursements.


‘Almost, Maine,’ Rome Little Theatre’s winter romantic comedy, opens Friday through Sunday and again next weekend at the DeSoto Theatre. Performances are at 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, and 2:30 p.m. on Sundays.The stories of the seven directors leading the cast are what makes this an unprecedented production at RLT. Tickets are $16 for adults, $14 for students and seniors, and $12 for children. Tickets can be purchased by visiting romelittletheatre.com or by calling 706-295-7171. Tickets prices do not include tax or processing fees.


Saturday: Heart of the Community’s “An Affair of the Heart”  at the Forum. If you’ve been in downtown Rome this week, specifically on Tribune Street and close to The Forum, you’ve seen all the preparations under way. Sponsored by Redmond Regional Medical Center, Saturday evening’s event honors individuals whose commitment through volunteer service has made this community a better place in which to live, work and raise a family. This year’s honorees:  Bill and Faith Collins, Board of Governors Award; Chantz McClinic, Young Heart Award; The Ball Corp., Business Award;  and Awards of Honor Recipients: Nancy Knight,  Tannika King, Barbara Beninato, Harry Brock, Mark Webb and Jeff and Mary Margaret Mauer. Click for tickets.

  • Also on Saturday and part of Heart of the Community: the HOC Heart Walk-Cycle-Paddle. 9:30 a.m. on Town Green. No registration fee but they welcome donations to the Heart of the Community Foundation to help continue to promote heart-healthy events and community service. Several grants will be announced as well. Be sure to dress warm; a cold Saturday morning is in the forecast. To register.
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