Does Medicare cover air ambulance service?

It is usually difficult to get Medicare to pay for an air ambulance. This is because the circumstances in which Medicare will pay for an air ambulance are not common. The following is not an official explanation of Medicare rules, but rather a general guideline. Medicare will pay an allowable amount under the following conditions:

The patient is being transported to the closest hospital that can treat him/her. A letter of medical necessity from the attending doctor is helpful.

For Medicare guidelines, it is best to go to the source to get information. The following links will provide information of what Medicare will pay for:

Medicare The government’s main Medicare website.

Medicare Ambulance Transport DocumentA link to the document regarding Medicare and ambulance transport payment..

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What Our Happy Clients Speak

I would like to thank everyone involved from turning a potentially difficult experience into an enjoyable one. My mother,Mary, and I enjoyed the flight, and the flight nurse, was terrific. He really allayed all our fears, and we felt perfect confidence in him.

The pilot and first officer were also wonderful and instilled great confidence in us. All in all, it was a marvelous trip and we can’t thank you enough!!!

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This letter commends the efficiency and professionalism of your organization during the recent transport of our aunt, Lisa Cordero, from New York City to Cleveland. The flight crew was courteous and helpful. Your flight coordinators were exceptionally competent in arranging a quite difficult transfer.

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