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Savvy Senior: August 8, 2019

How Medicare Covers Ambulance Services

 

August 8, 2019



Dear Savvy Senior,

How does Medicare cover ambulance services? About three months ago, I took an ambulance to the hospital emergency room because I rarely drive anymore, and I just received a $1,100 bill from the ambulance company.

Surprised Senior

Dear Surprised,

This is a Medicare issue that confuses many seniors. Yes, Medicare does covers emergency ambulance services and, in limited cases, non-emergency ambulance services too, but only when they’re deemed medically necessary and reasonable. So, what does that means?

First, it mea...



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