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Sleeping Non-Emergency Medical Transport Driver Causes Emory Bus Crash

By Aaron Marks |

 Several people were injured, one critically, after a Non-Emergency Medical Transport driver fell asleep at the wheel, went through a red light, and hit an Emory University bus, causing it to crash into a building at Candler Rd. and Glenwood Road Tuesday morning. DeKalb County police say the Non-Emergency Medical Transport driver admitted to falling asleep at the… Read More »

NEMT Owner Accused of Sexual Assault

By Aaron Marks |

Central Florida Non-Emergency Medical Transport (NEMT) company owner, Shannon Heathcock, is accused of sexualy assaulting his own employee. Christina Inness, a former employee of NEMT company DASH, claims Heathcock forced himself on her after a long night of drinking at a local bar. Inness says Heathcock took advantage of her while she was passed out from alcohol Heathcock provided. This accusation… Read More »

New Rating System Helps Patients Choose Hospitals

By Aaron Marks |

New Rating System Helps Patients Compare & Choose Hospitals The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has a new rating system to make it easier for Americans to find quality hospital care. Hospital Compare star ratings are based on information from patient experiences at nearly 3,500 Medicare-certified hospitals. The ratings take into account doctors’ communications with patients, how responsive they… Read More »

Non-Emergency Medical Transport Radio Interview

By Aaron Marks |

Recently I had the pleasure of discussing Non-Emergency Medical Transport (NEMT) with fellow attorneys Stephen D. Apolinsky, Sarah R. Watchko, Jeffrey S. Warncke, and Nathan E. Woody. Stephen D. Apolinsky deals with NEMT in the context of nursing home abuse. When Mr. Aplolinsky investigates whether nursing home abuse has occurred he examines who the patients caretakers are, up to… Read More »

Convicted Murderer Drives Colorado NEMT Patients

By Aaron Marks |

Ronald Vashone-Caruso, a convicted murderer out on supervised release, transported Non-Emergency Medical Transportation (NEMT) patients until an allegedly harassed patient complained to the Colorado Department of Corrections. Mr. Vashone-Caruso was not terminated for his behavior or criminal history, but rather his insurance had lapsed, making him ineligible under Colorado law. NEMT is the transportation of elderly, sick or disabled… Read More »

Georgia’s Bill of Rights for Nursing Home Residents

By Aaron Marks |

Recently the law firm Brownstein & Nguyen LLC posted an article concerning Georgia’s Bill of Rights for Nursing Home Residents. I’ve read it and found it to contain very helpful information for families and individuals dealing with nursing home questions in Georgia and throughout the United States. The blog post can be found here:  

New Jersey Patients Stranded by Logisticare

By Aaron Marks |

New Jersey residents are increasingly stranded due to Logisticare’s erratic pickup and drop-off scheduling. Residents in Camden and Trenton, New Jersey, have been left “for hours at their doctor’s offices, or never picked up at all.” The problem is so bad New Jersey invited public comments on requirements for the next medical transportation contract, a step not… Read More »

Patient Dies in North Georgia NEMT Accident

By Aaron Marks |

A patient died when her Coweta ambulance, heading westbound on East Highway 34 near Chatsworth Place, in Coweta, Georgia, apparently traveled onto the north shoulder of the road and hit a ditch with its front, became airborne, rotated clockwise and struck a power pole with its left side, eventually overturning. It is unclear whether the patient, who had been admitted… Read More »

Police Probe Woman’s Death From Minor NEMT Collision

By Aaron Marks |

An 85-year-old woman died  after a non-emergency medical transport van was involved in a minor collision, according to the Indio, California Police Department. It is unknown at this time whether the woman was properly strapped into her seat, or what, if any, precautions the Non-Emergency Medical Transport (NEMT) company took to safely transport her…. Read More »

Texas NEMT Lacked Criminal Background and Drug Tests – Results in $31Million of Improper Payments

By Aaron Marks |

The Office of Inspector General (OIG)  recommended Texas return $31 million in improper reimbursements related to its non-emergency medical transportation (NEMT) program. Texas, like all states that administer Medicaid, applied for reimbursement from the federal government for providing eligible Medicaid beneficiaries transportation if they have no other options and a medical reason for the transportation exists. Unfortunately… Read More »

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