Medical Transport Service-Vehicle Ambulance
Our ambulance and medical transport services involve the use of specially designed and equipped vehicles to transport ill or injured patients. These services involve ground transport in both emergency and non-emergency situations.
A given transport may be emergency or non-emergency. An emergency response is one that, at the time the ambulance provider is called, it responds immediately. An emergency is a sudden onset of a medical condition manifesting itself by acute symptoms of sufficient severity such that the absence of immediate medical condition could reasonably be expected to result in placing the patient's health in serious jeopardy; impairment to bodily functions; or serious dysfunction to any bodily organ or part. A non-emergency response is covered when it meets all medical necessity requirements as stated in the policy section. Non-emergency response services can be scheduled or unscheduled. Also some non-emergency transport is based on the status of the patient being "bed confined." For bed confinement, all of the following criteria must be met:
• the patient is unable to get up from bed without assistance; and
• the patient is unable to ambulate; and
• the patient is unable to sit in a chair or wheelchair