Court "publishes" transportation cost decision to establish precedent
Several months ago, the Court of Appeals ruled that an injured car accident victim could not charge medical mileage for any transportation service when the victim was not in the automobile. Thus, the agency that picked up Arnold Grinblatt to take him to medical appointments could not charge mileage between its yard and Grinblatt's home. The Court recognized, however, that the agency, ZCD Transportation, could legally charge a fee for its transportation service that covered getting to and from the patient's home. It simply must be reported as a medical transportation "expense" and not as mileage. That decision has now been "published," rendering it binding on other courts.