What does this service look like for the future/changes?
Recently states made changes in non emergency transportation services that could make it harder for patients who live in the country, rural areas, and deprived communities who need transportation to medical appointments through Medicaid. Uber announced that they would be providing a new service to offer rides to patients who need to travel to and from their medical appointments. A healthcare provider can schedule a trip for patients and caregivers immediately, or days in advance of their trip. The company is positioning itself as a cheaper and more reliable option than most non-emergency medical transportation.
Getting patients to the doctor’s office is a significant medical expense for many insurers. Lyft and Uber have an excellent opportunity to capitalize on this need.
Because the number of clients requiring services, the non-emergency medical transportation has become big business, which is estimated to be in the billions of dollars. Most of these transportation providers receive reimbursement from funding provided by the state and federal government.
Non-emergency medical transport companies also accommodate ambulatory medical transportation, as well as safe and secure wheelchair transport throughout their communities.
Wheelchair passengers and seniors need non-emergency transport that is affordable. In many cases, they may not be eligible for reimbursement by their insurance provider, or Medicare, or Medicaid.
When rideshare companies like Uber and Lyft provide non-emergency medical transportation, it saves the insurance companies a considerable amount of money. The non-emergency medical transportation business is estimated to be a $ 6 billion business. These companies are reliable and can provide non-emergency medical transportation that is less expensive than some non-emergency medical transportation companies.
Most of the money that comes from non-emergency medical transportation comes from providing transportation to those who are poor and the elderly, who often don’t own vehicles, or they can’t drive. The entities that pay for the transportation services are Medicare and Medicaid providers.
Non-medical transport companies offer non-emergency medical transportation for both ambulatory and wheelchair-bound patients. They also provide non-emergency transportation for seniors, disabled citizens, and anyone else who requires a higher level of personal assistance than what is offered by typical car services. Some services are usually available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.
Many companies can accommodate one extra passenger per ride and only for medical transport purposes. To bring a loved one along for non-medical transportation purposes, please contact them and tell them more about your needs.
These services are available for the following:
- Transporting patients discharged from the hospital
- Transporting adults to senior citizen centers
- Transporting elderly persons to the airport, bus stations, or train stations
- Transporting handicapped persons on shopping trips and personal errands
… and more! Stay updated for our future posts. We are working closely with those who are using these services! Write to us if you want to get the news first!