FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA
January 1, 2009
Allied Medical Transport announces wheelchair van services will now accept Medi-Cal and private and commercial insurance.
Allied Medical Transport, the wheelchair and ambulatory passenger division of King-American Ambulance Company, has announced that it will now accept Medi-Cal and private health insurance for eligible wheelchair van transports.
Allied Medical Transport (AMT) is King-American’s wheelchair van division operating a fleet of mobility access vans serving patients, the elderly, mobility-impaired, and those who use wheelchairs. Drivers are First Aid and CPR Certified and maintain constant radio communications with King-American's medical staff supported by teams of Emergency Medical Dispatchers, Paramedics and Emergency Medical Technicians.
Wheelchair van service is not a Medicare covered benefit. However, certain wheelchair transports are eligible for benefits under Medi-Cal and some private insurance plans. The company requests that the patient or care provider furnish a physician's certification of medical necessity and points out the need to obtain prior service authorization from the patient's insurance or health plan.
Serving San Francisco since 1906, King-American Ambulance Company provides emergency and non-emergency medical transportation employing teams of Paramedics, Emergency Medical Technicians and Emergency Medical Dispatchers. The company also provides Critical Care Transports (CCT) with teams of Paramedics utilizing local hospital nurses and physicians. In addition to answering private calls for ambulance service, King-American is an authorized Advanced Life Support (ALS) Emergency Medical Services (EMS) provider for the City & County of San Francisco providing emergency medical response to the 9-1-1 system in cooperation with the Department of Public Health.
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