Medicare will not cover long distance non-emergency medical transport. They view this type of move as a move of convenience. Even though it is imperative that your brother be close to you…the only family who can care for him, Medicare sees that you are bypassing hundreds of “appropriate facilities” along the way and considers your move as a “move of convenience”, not an emergency. In addition to that, if a patient can safely travel by any other means than an emergency ambulance, Medicare does not view the transport as a medically necessary emergency transfer. Hiring an ambulance to make the transfer will not result in Medicare considering the transport unless something is being performed in the back of that ambulance that could not be performed in a lesser equipped vehicle. If a patient is transported in an emergency ambulance for a justifiable reason, the ambulance must transport to the closest appropriate medical facility for Medicare to consider reimbursement.
To book a transport and reserve a date, we require a 50% deposit that is fully refundable as long as we are given a 72 hour notice prior to the scheduled pickup time. The 50% balance is due on the business day before the transport. MMT does not bill out or finance transportation. We do, however, take most major credit cards, and allow you to split up the payments on as many as you choose.
Absolutely. We can split payments between family members and then send a paid invoice to each of you for your records. In addition, we can accept partial payment by credit card and the balance by bank wire or even check, but the check must be received in enough time prior to the transport to clear the bank.
We accept most major credit cards including Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, as well as personal checks, cash, bank wire and bank debit cards.