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LTACH Ambulance Billing
LTACH Ambulance Billing - Departments & Programs, UW Medical Foundation, Patient Resources, Social Work Services Quick Guide, Social Work Manual, Travel/Transportation, Ambulances
- Transportation to LTACHs for new admissions are billed directly to insurance with the balance to the patient
- Transportation to/from LTACHs for exisiting patients are billed by the LTAC. They add that amount to the patient’s total billing and submit to Medicare for reimbursement.
- Therefore, an LTACH is allowed to add on the cost of transport for current patients (not new admissions) to the patient’s total bill and receive reimbursement. This is similar to an acute care hospital and unlike a SNF who cannot charge transportation costs as part of pt care.