Ambulance Transport and Mileage
Reason Medicare May Not Pay:
___ Medicare does not pay for transportation from residence or a SNF for services tha could more economically be performed at the residence or SNF.
___ Medicare does not pay for ambulance service that is not medically necessary.
_X_ Medicare does not pay for transports to a doctor's office or other non-covered destinations.
___ Medicare does not pay for transports for the convenience of a patient, family or physician.
___ Medicare does not pay for mileage beyond the closest appropriate facility.
___ Medicare does not pay for a higher level of service (Advanced Life Support) when a lower level of service (Basic Life Support) would suffice.
$850.00 Ambulance Base Rate
$22.00 per loaded mile