Facts About Medical Transportation
-The Community Transportation Association of North America has a web site that is being updated with news and information regularly regarding NEMT policy and services.Recently, they instituted the online RIMMS program, which is designed at reasonable cost to provide organizations, with information, resources, services, and products related to starting or further expanding existent NEMT services. (See www.ctaa.org).
-ParaTransit Watch is an ongoing blog with resources, articles, directories, and pertinent information regarding non-emergency medical transportation. Posts can be viewed dating back to as early as 2009. Two business strategies recommended in the introductory section, are for the NEMT to consider how their service can be unique among the competition; also, consider ways diversification may be integral with the service. (see the blog Paratransit Watch, blogspot.com).
-The Centers for Medicaid and Medicare services have a broad-based web site covering a variety of healthcare issues. (See Program Integrity: NEMT Toolkit, www.cms.gov). For general information other areas include nursing home toolkit, documentation matters, electronic medical record, hospice and managed care plans.
Additional NEMT Facts
These are noted from the CTAA digital magazine which can be accessed at their web site. (See www.ctaa.org)
-NEMT services play a vital role in working with current healthcare programs dependent on outpatient care for chronic conditions.