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How much does Medicare pay for non-emergency transportation?

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Medicare generally pays 80 percent of the costs for approved non-emergency ambulance transportation, while the client pays the remaining 20 percent. The client must meet specific requirements to receive coverage for non-emergency ambulance transportation. This coverage is provided under Medicare Part B.

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How much does Medicare pay for non-emergency transportation?
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Examples of the requirements for non-emergency ambulance transport coverage include having a written statement from a doctor stating that transportation via ambulance is medically necessary or that the transportation is a requirement to treat or diagnose a medical condition. Another determining factor depends on whether using an alternate method of transportation could endanger the health of the patient.

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