Here’s some helpful information on non-emergency ambulance services that I wanted to share after hearing of someone getting stuck with a bill bill.
If it’s a non-emergency case, get pre-authorization, name(s) who telling you this, ideally in writing, and your share of cost before doing it. If on a Medicare plan, Medicare.gov says, ” In some cases, Medicare may pay for limited, medically necessary, nonemergency ambulance transportation if you have a written order from your doctor stating that ambulance transportation is medically necessary.”
If you live in Newport Beach, For a base fee of $60 per year, you will be covered for unlimited paramedic services and emergency ambulance transportation with no out-of-pocket expenses. Membership covers you, members of your household, your guests, and for eligible businesses, the employees and customers at the subscribing address. Website is HERE.
Open enrollment is around the corner (Oct-Dec) and I will touch base soon on anything new for 2022.
I really appreciate referrals. In addition to Medicare, I handle auto/home, life, long term-care, employee benefits and business coverages if you know of anyone who would like a quote.