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Non-emergency transportation and bus, intra or inter state carrier

HCPCS code

Name of the Procedure:

Non-emergency transportation and bus, intra- or interstate carrier (HCPCS Code: A0110)


This procedure refers to the provision of non-emergency transportation services for patients who need to travel either within a state (intra-state) or between states (inter-state) using a bus carrier. It is used when medical or health-related appointments necessitate travel that the patient cannot otherwise arrange.


The provision of non-emergency transportation aims to assist patients who may have difficulty accessing medical services due to lack of personal or public transportation. The goal is to ensure patients receive timely medical care without the stress or barriers related to transportation.


  • Patients with chronic illnesses requiring regular medical appointments.
  • Individuals with disabilities or mobility issues.
  • Elderly patients without access to a personal vehicle or reliable public transportation.
  • Patients recovering from surgeries or treatments that preclude them from driving or using public transportation.


  • Patients should confirm their appointment and transportation schedule.
  • Arrange any necessary support or assistive devices for the journey.
  • Carry essential medical information and medications.
  • It is advisable to eat lightly and stay hydrated.

Procedure Description

  1. Booking: Patients or their representatives contact a non-emergency transportation service provider and book the transportation.
  2. Pick-Up: The transport vehicle, typically a bus equipped for patient comfort and mobility, arrives at the patient's location.
  3. Travel: Patients are safely transported to their medical appointment, with possible stops if other patients are sharing the service.
  4. Drop-Off: Upon arrival, patients are assisted as needed in reaching their appointment location.
  5. Return Trip: The transportation service often includes a return trip after the medical appointment is completed.


The duration varies based on the distance to be covered and the specific patient's appointment schedule. It generally includes transit time plus waiting time at the appointment.


The service operates across various settings including:

  • Residential homes
  • Assisted living facilities
  • Clinics
  • Hospitals
  • Outpatient centers


  • Trained drivers who are often certified in basic life support (BLS) or equivalent.
  • Transportation coordinators who arrange and monitor the journey.

Risks and Complications

  • Common Risks: Delays due to traffic, weather conditions, or logistical issues.
  • Rare Risks: Medical emergencies during transit, though drivers are trained to handle basic emergencies and coordinate with medical personnel.


  • Ensures reliable access to medical care.
  • Reduces stress for patients and caregivers.
  • Promotes continuity of care by avoiding missed appointments.
  • Improves quality of life by providing safe, accessible transportation.


There is no recovery period needed as it is a non-invasive service. Patients should follow their healthcare provider’s instructions post-treatment and arrange for return transportation if not pre-scheduled.


  • Personal or family vehicle
  • Standard public transportation (buses, trains)
  • Ride-sharing services
  • Home healthcare services (telehealth consultations)

Patient Experience

Patients usually find the service convenient and reassuring. Comfort measures include:

  • Comfortable seating
  • Climate control (heating and air conditioning)
  • Assistance with boarding and alighting the vehicle
  • Regular updates on timing and any delays

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