Does Medicaid Pay for Emergency Ambulance Service?

Does Medicaid Pay for Emergency Ambulance Service?

Does Medicaid Pay for Emergency Ambulance Service?

Medicaid covers emergency ambulance services when that service is performed by providers that are licensed by the state, says the Department of Health and Human Services. The patient must be transported in a vehicle that has been issued a permit and inspected by the state.

Medicaid also covers nonemergency ambulance services when the patient has a statement by his doctor stating the ambulance service is necessary, says the Department of Health and Human Services. All requirements for Medicaid are determined individually by each state, which establishes its own eligibility standards, determines the amount and scope of services, sets the payment for each service, and administers its own Medicaid program, says Medical News Today.