Dr. Michael Abernethy named to federal Department of Transportation committee

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Michael Abernethy, MD, has been named to a new federal Air Ambulance and Patient Billing (AAPB) Advisory Committee.

Abernethy, clinical professor of emergency medicine at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and UW Health emergency physician, will serve as the physician consultant to the United States Department of Transportation advisory committee.

This committee will review options to improve the disclosure of charges and fees for air medical services and better inform consumers of insurance options for such services.

With over 30 years continuous experience and thousands of patient transports, Dr. Abernethy is among the world’s most experienced helicopter flight physicians and is deeply committed to improving the current structure and delivery of air ambulance services in the United States.

Read the full press release from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.