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Category Archives: NEMT

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 »

Woman Killed By Sleeping NEMT Driver

By Aaron Marks |

On Saturday, Mar 9, 2013, NEMT provider SCR Medical Transportation picked up  Ella Mae Williams, 58, an insulin dependent diabetic who required a wheelchair, to take her to Malcom X College, where she was working toward a degree in Business Administration. Tragically, the driver of the van fell asleep while transporting Ms. Williams and hit a pole,… Read More »

Non-Emergency Medical Transport Business Denied

By Aaron Marks |

Recently  the  Mobile City Council denied TLT Transport LLC a license to operate Non-Emergency Medical Transportation (NEMT) services in the city of Mobile, Alabama. The stated reason was lack of a written partnership agreement between TLT and the local ambulance service, and failure to have a physical presence in the city itself. While these requirements may seem like unnecessary, bureaucratic paperwork,… Read More »

Medical Transportation Business Ripe for Fraud

By Aaron Marks |

Another Non-Emergency Medical Transportation (NEMT) company has been charged with Medicaid fraud. The company, Carewell Ambulette, Inc., has been accused of altering transportation requests from taxi services to ambulette services, which pays a reimbursement rate at four times the taxi service. According to New York State Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman, Carewell Ambulette stole more than $200,000 from the Medicaid… Read More »

SouthEastTrans Driver Assaults Pregnant Woman

By Aaron Marks |

According to WVLT Volunteer TV, a SouthEastTrans driver allegedly removed, and then dragged, a pregnant woman he was transporting. The driver’s actions constitute criminal behavior, and he was charged with aggravated assault and reckless endangerment. It is unknown whether the driver had a criminal history, or any training on how to transport patients. When contacted,  SouthEastTrans, claimed… Read More »

West Virginia Adds Medical Transportation Management (MTM) as NEMT Broker

By Aaron Marks |

West Virginia has awarded non-emergency medical transportation (NEMT) broker Medical Transportation Management (MTM) the contract to coordinate  non-emergency medical transport services for state residents under Medicaid.  MTM replaces the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) as the “gatekeeper” between the State’s financial resources and the actual NEMT providers. Depending on the contract, which has… Read More »

LogistiCare Thrives in the Dark

By Aaron Marks |

Logisticare has recently benefited from MaineCare awarding it a very large, potentially very lucrative contract to broker non-emergency medical transportation (NEMT) for several Maine counties. MaineCare is the department within the state of Maine responsible for transporting Medicaid recipients to and from their medical providers on a non-emergency basis. MaineCare does not actually provide… Read More »

How Does Logisticare Justify Contract?

By Aaron Marks |

MaineCare rides broker’s expanded reach demands closer scrutiny The criteria for Logisticare contract is unclear What has the company done to improve performance? What has it changed? Is there so much pressure on picking up and dropping off patients that patient safety has been sacrificed? What about the training, monitoring, and supervision of the… Read More »

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