If you may receive Transportation Expenses
If a patient who finds it difficult to move due to sickness or injury is transported temporarily or on an urgent basis as necessary on a doctor’s instructions, the Health Insurance Association will pay Transportation Expenses when it has determined that the following three conditions are satisfied. Note that this requires prior approval from the Health Insurance Association.
|1||The transportation is required to receive appropriate insured medical consultation and treatment.|
|2||It is very difficult for the patient to move.|
|3||The case is an emergency or other unavoidable case.|
The amount paid is calculated by the Health Insurance Association based on the cost of transportation, assuming use of the most economical and ordinary route and method.
|1||Fares when using a medical transport vehicle or other means of transportation|
|2||Pay, allowances, accommodations expenses, etc. when hiring a driver or similar party|
|3||In principle, transportation costs, per diem, accommodations expenses, etc. for one person if an accompanying doctor or nurse is required as determined medically necessary by a doctor|
|4||Costs required for transportation for transplants of bone marrow, umbilical cord blood, etc.|
|1||Payment of Transportation Expenses is not available for use of taxis or other means of transportation for ordinary hospital visits.|
|2||Payment of Transportation Expenses is not available for cases that cannot be considered urgent, such as transferring from one hospital to another once the patient’s condition has stabilized.|
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