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Does Medicare pay for taxi cab?

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I have had two different drivers ask me if I was paying by medicare. But I don't find anything that says medicare will pay for taxi. Only ambulance in non emergency situation.

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I agree that it would depend on the Medicare supplement plan. As mentioned, if the cab drivers have been paid by Medicaid (it's terrific that some states allow this - I wish that they all did) then you should check with them. This only works, of course, if Medicaid is the health plan.
Take care,
Carol
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With most BCN (Blue Care Network) Advantage HMO-POS or HMO plans, you can get round-trip transportation for up to 36 medical appointments per year at no extra cost. So it depends on your Advantage Plan.
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Maybe the cab drivers are really asking about Medicaid. In AZ, the ACCSS(?) program (for lower-income folks) will pay for rides to and from doctors. Also, when I worked for AZ CPS whenever one of the wards of the state had to go to a doctor's appointment and I could not give them a ride, the state would pick up the cab fare.
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Ferris, that is nice to know. Nephew is on Medicaid for his insurance. Nice to know I have options.
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I will have to look into it for NJ.
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Some towns have senior centers with van service to and from doctors' visits for a nominal fee. Check into that.
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