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If you may receive Transportation Expenses
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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.

Conditions for payment of Transportation Expenses
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.

Amount paid

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.

Costs eligible for payment of Transportation Expenses
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
Cautions
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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