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Library: Policy

317:30-5-336.3. Destination

Issued 12-21-06

(a) Transportation is covered from the point of origin to the  Hospital, Critical Access Hospital or Nursing Facility that is capable of providing the required level and type of care for the member.

(b) Ambulance transportation from a hospital with a higher level of care to a hospital with a lower level of care in the locality is covered, provided all other criteria are met and approved by the OHCA.

(c) Non-emergency transportation to the outpatient facilities of a Hospital, free-standing Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC), Independent Diagnostic Testing Facility (IDTF), Physician's office or other outpatient facility is compensable if the member's condition necessitates ambulance or stretcher transportation and all other conditions are met.

(d) Ambulance Transportation to a Veteran's Administration (VA) Hospital is covered when the trip has not been authorized by the VA.

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