Having an elderly parent undergo surgery can be a scary proposition. The senior population is frailer and more prone to complications than younger people. However, making sure that you and your mom or dad fully prepare for the procedure will ensure the best chances for success. Below are a few tips that we've picked up along the way.
It seems like this phenomenon pops up in the news every week. Medical transportation is one of four major drivers of Medicare and Medicaid fraud. Some providers will attempt outrageous stunts to bill our health care system for expensive services. Below are a few examples from here in New Jersey and around the country.
In December 2014, new Medicare rules on ambulance transportation went into effect here in New Jersey.
CMS implemented the new rules to weed out fraud from ambulance companies billing Medicare for transportation on a stretcher in an ambulance when other, less costly methods would have sufficed. While many welcomed these changes, there have been some unintended consequences.
When a loved one needs to travel but has chronic health issues or limited mobility, long distance medical transportation is often an appropriate solution. This mode of transport is more affordable than an air ambulance and more suitable for individuals with medical conditions than a simple car service.
When a loved one has been diagnosed with a terminal illness, an extremely challenging road often lies ahead. Along with coping with grief and making appropriate arrangements, many difficult decisions need to be made.
Navigating the healthcare landscape and determining what services are and are not covered for a person on hospice care can certainly feel overwhelming.
Thinking about how to get mom, dad, grandma, or grandpa to your family gathering for the holidays? Not sure if you’ll pick them up yourself, if they’ll use a taxi service, or if you'll consult a medical transporation provider?
Here are five things to keep in mind when arranging holiday transportation for elderly relatives.
Medical transport is a perfect solution for a variety of different types of clients. But more often than not, Medicare and private insurance won't pay for it. The patient or the family must pay privately for the service. Rates can differ substantially, so before you pay privately for medical transportation for yourself or a loved one, be aware of some important factors that will affect the cost of the ride.
During my summer break from college in 2005, I became an EMT at On Time. I first heard about the company from another EMT I went to school with. He raved about how great it was to work there, so I decided to try it!