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Who pays the companies that provide transportation for seniors?

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Payment to the companies that provide transportation for seniors can vary depending on the service provider. Some transportation services are paid for by Medicare or Medicaid insurance coverage, while others are paid for by the senior citizen themselves. Volunteer transportation programs are typically based on donations.

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The type of transportation necessary can also influence who is responsible for payment. If a patient's doctor has provided a written statement that transportation is required, Medicare Part B can pay for the service. Medicare Advantage plans may also have coverage for non-emergency transportation. Churches, senior citizen centers and non-profit organizations can also provide transportation for seniors.

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