Jun 1, 2023

Brewster Ambulance no longer in BCBSRI network effective 1/1/23

BCBSRI is aware that its network providers continue to refer to/are using Brewster Ambulance Service for non-emergency transport services after our initial notice regarding their out-of-network status was sent on October 24, 2022. As a result, we are sending a second notification.

Effective January 1, 2023, Brewster Ambulance Service (Brewster) has elected to leave BCBSRI Ambulance Network.

As a result, BCBSRI is asking all its in-network providers that are currently referring to or have used Brewster in the past, including but not limited to Hospitals, to utilize an in-network ambulance provider for non-emergency transportation services for all BCBSRI members and members of other Blue Cross Blue Shield plans nationally by January 1. Please note, referring to or utilizing participating providers is an obligation of your contract with BCBSRI.

A listing of in-network private ambulance providers is attached to this notice. There may also be some city and town municipal/volunteer ambulance providers who provide non-emergency transport services. If you are using an in-network city or town ambulance provider for some of your non-emergency transports today or you're aware of a city or town provider that offers such services, you can utilize their services- if they are an in-network provider with BCBSRI.

Please feel free to contact Provider Relations at ProviderRelations@bcbsri.org with any questions.