Ambulance Zip Code Definition Lookup


Enter the five-digit zip code being billed to determine if it is urban, rural or super rural:


To learn more about these definitions, refer to the CMS Medicare Claims Processing Manual, Publication 100-04, Chapter 15 This link will take you to an external website..

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Medicare ambulance services are typically a Part B covered benefit; however, in some situations, it may be covered by Part A. Medicare considers the ambulance benefit as a transport so if there is no transport provided there is no payable service. See the guides below for further details on ambulance covered services.

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Last Updated Oct 19, 2018

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