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Non Emergency Medical Transport Services Cost

Non-emergency medical transportation services (NEMT) are very beneficial to people with various disabilities, medical equipment, or alzheimer’s and dementia. As such, the services are not only meant for the elderly; they may be customized to suit people of all age groups—with varying special transportation needs. With a good NEMT service provider, a trained medical professional will be assigned to the patient. The professional will assist the patient to the provided mode of transport and ensure that the patient is safely transported to his or her destination in comfort.

When it comes to choosing a provider of non-emergency medical transportation services, there are several aspects that need to be consider. The most important consideration, in this regard is ensuring that you get the most professional and caring service for your loved one.

Calculating the Cost of NEMT
When looking for a good NEMT service provider, you need to ensure that you get the safe and caring option rather than the cheapest.  The total cost for NEMT services depends on many factors including the distance of the medical transport, the medical condition of the patient, and medical equipment needed.

It is important to ensure when calling for a quote you include information such as, Patients weight, medical condition, known medical equipment, and the destination they are coming from and going to. Transport Coordinators will then decide on the best method of medical transportation for you r loved one or patient and collect a quote for the transport.

Does Medicare Cover NEMT?
According to the information found on their website, Medicare may cover for limited NEMT services. For Medicare to cover this, several conditions have to be met, including:

  • The non-emergency medical transportation must be medically necessary.
  • The use of alternative mode of transportation will endanger the patient’s health.
  • When this mode of transportation is required for the patient to access diagnoses or treatment.
  • When the patient has a written order from a doctor indicating that NEMT is essential due to the patient’s medical condition.

If such conditions are met, Medicare may cover the cost of NEMT. However, Medicare does not cover for non emergency medical transportation to and from follow up checkups with your doctor. In such cases, you will need to pay for your state to state medical transport.

IS NEMT Covered By Private Insurance?
While the law requires insurance carriers to cover emergency ambulance services, most private insurance covers do not include NEMT. The private insurance plans that cover NEMT cost are the ones that have this benefit included in the subscriber’s plan.

Whether you are the one paying for your non emergency medical transportation or not, you should always ensure that you get the best value for your money. In this regard, using ACC Medlink for your long distance medical transportation needs has a lot to offer. For a detailed quote of professional, high quality NEMT services, contact ACC Medlink.