Will the Cost of Travel for my Medical Condition be Covered by Insurance?
If you or a loved one needs to travel to receive treatment for a medical condition, you may be wondering if insurance will cover the cost of the flight. It can be especially confusing if the patient is medically compromised to the point where he or she needs to travel with a medical escort or on a private plane outfitted with medical staff and equipment in order to arrive safely. While there is no short answer to this question, Air Ambulance Worldwide has a great deal of experience in this area and is happy to help you make sense of your options during this stressful time.
There are many factors that determine whether the cost of medical air transport will be covered by insurance. Typically, the flight must be deemed medically necessary in order for insurance to cover it, which means:
- The travel is not simply for the convenience of the patient
- The patient is traveling for the purposes of preventing, diagnosing, or treating an illness, injury, disease, or its symptoms
- The travel is clinically appropriate in terms of frequency, extent, site, and duration
Because we understand that navigating the maze that is filing an insurance claim can often be a confusing process, Air Ambulance Worldwide has insurance specialists on staff to help. They will work with a patient’s insurance company to determine whether the cost is covered, and if so, file a claim on the patient’s behalf.
For more information on our services, contact Air Ambulance Worldwide today. Our flight coordinators are standing by 24/7 to answer your questions and help you get in touch with one of our insurance specialists, who will help determine if travel related to your medical condition will be covered by insurance.