Program payment will not be made when other transportation could be utilized without endangering the patient’s health, whether such means of transportation is actually available.
A claim may be denied on the grounds that the use of an ambulance service was unreasonable in the treatment of the illness or injury involved.
Medicare does not cover the following services:
Transportation in Ambi-buses, ambulettes (Mobility Assistance Vehicle (MAV)), Medi-cabs, vans, privately owned vehicles, taxicabs or wheelchair vans.
Tolls for bridges, tunnels and highways.