My father is a nursing home resident. He is going to be transferred to another nursing home that is closer to the family. The nursing home wants the family to pay for the ambulance service or else my father will not be transferred to the new nursing home. We asked for them to submit the bill to his insurance company but they said it doesn't work that way. Are ambulance and/or ambulette services covered through insurance (Medicaid Managed Long Term Care and Medicare) when nursing home resident gets discharged from one nursing home to transfer to another nursing home? He lives in the state of NY and one thing I know for sure is that Medicaid definitely pays for transportation when the member has a medical appointment and needs to go to a doctor/hospital.
Thank you for reading, all responses are greatly appreciated.