Vehicles - JE Part B
Any vehicle used as an ambulance must be designed and equipped to respond to medical emergencies and, in nonemergency situations, be capable of transporting beneficiaries with acute medical conditions. The vehicle (air or ground) must comply with State or local laws governing the licensing and certification of an emergency medical transportation vehicle.
At a minimum, ambulance vehicles (exception Specialty Care Transport (SCT)) must be equipped with the following:
- A stretcher;
- Emergency medical supplies;
- Oxygen equipment;
- Other lifesaving emergency medical equipment;
- Emergency warning lights, sirens, and telecommunications equipment as required by State or local law; and
- A 2-way voice radio or wireless telephone.
In nonemergency situations, ambulance vehicles must be capable of transporting beneficiaries with acute medical conditions.
All vehicle requirements will be verified during the on site initial, revalidation and other provider enrollment inspections. Failure to meet these requirements will result in a denied application or termination of your billing privileges.
In addition to vehicle requirements, there are personnel requirements as well. See the Personnel webpage for details.
- CMS Internet Only Manual (IOM), Publication 100-02, Medicare Benefit Policy Manual, Chapter 10, Section 10.1.1 - The Vehicle
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