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Medicare Coverage of Ambulance Services

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Did you know that Medicare can cover 80% of the cost of air transportation in an emergency?  It is true, Medicare may pay for emergency ambulance transportation in an airplane or helicopter if your health condition requires immediate and rapid ambulance transportation that ground transportation can’t provide, and one of the following applies: – Your pickup location cannot be easily reached by ground transportation. – Long distances or other obstacles, like heavy traffic, could stop you from getting care quickly if you traveled by ground ambulance. Logically, this makes sense as the 2 reasons listed above are really the major reasons a person would need air transportation.  Because this benefit is covered by Medicare, it really is not necessary to purchase a separate “helicopter transport policy” that is offered by different air transport companies. Non-emergency ambulance transportation In some cases, non-emergency ambulance transportation may be provided when you need ambulance…

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