Frequently Asked Questions
How much notice does Ameritrans require to schedule a transport?
At times we will fill up fast (a week or more out), so as soon as you have a date in mind, call and schedule transport.
How do I schedule a transport?
To schedule a transport, we require a 50% deposit by credit card. This deposit is COMPLETELY (100%) refundable up to 72 hours before the scheduled transport date and time.
What is included in the Ameritrans price?
The price is a "bed-to-bed" price that includes all food, drinks, snacks, tolls, and oxygen. There are NO other fees or taxes added.
Will insurance pay for your service?
Medicare, which sets the standards/guidelines for all non-emergency transportation, will not cover long distance non-emergency medical transportation. Insurance companies follow these same guidelines and considering it an "out of pocket expense.
May someone ride with the patient?
Recent insurance regulations will not allow for extra passengers, family members, friends, or caregivers to accompany the patient during transport. You will have constant contact with the Ameritrans Team during the transportation for updates, information, or to talk with the patient.
Can you administer medications?
Because we cross state lines, all medication must be currently prescribed to the patient. Medication administration can be maintained by the Ameritrans Team if it has already been established prior to the transport. Due to unforeseen events, we recommend enough medications for 3 times the amount of the needed for the predicted transport time.
How are Ameritrans Team Members qualified?
All Ameritrans Team Members come from a healthcare background. They are required to be trained in first-aid, A.E.D., and C.P.R. They are also "Certified Medical Transport Specialists" which includes infection control, feeding tube nutrition, oxygen administration, diabetic care, catheter care, IV care, and continence care.