Specialty Care Transport Law and Legal Definition

According to 42 CFR 414.605 [Title 42. Public Health; Chapter IV Centers For Medicare & Medicaid Services, Department Of Health And Human Services; Subchapter B Medicare Program; Part 414 Payment For Part B Medical And Other Health Services; Subpart H Fee Schedule For Ambulance Services], ‘specialty care transport (SCT)’ means “interfacility transportation of a critically injured or ill beneficiary by a ground ambulance vehicle, including medically necessary supplies and services, at a level of service beyond the scope of the EMT-Paramedic. SCT is necessary when a beneficiary's condition requires ongoing care that must be furnished by one or more health professionals in an appropriate specialty area, for example, nursing, emergency medicine, respiratory care, cardiovascular care, or a paramedic with additional training.”