Report on Medicaid's Non Emergency Medical Transportation Assurance (PDF) This policy brief examines Medicaid's assurance of medical transportation in the context of medically necessary but non-emergency health care. Reviewing the origins and evolution of the assurance and presenting the results of a 2009 survey of state Medicaid programs, the results of this analysis underscore Medicaid's unique capacity to not only finance medically necessary health care but also the services and supports that enable access to health care by low income persons since Medicaid covers non-emergency medical transportation. This ability to both finance health care and enable its use moves to the forefront as Congress considers whether to assist low income persons in health reform through Medicaid expansions or via subsidies for traditional health insurance, which typically does not provide comparable transportation coverage.
Transportation as a Foundation for Better Healthcare (PDF)(69 KB) In his article, Transportation as a Foundation for Better Healthcare, Jon Burkhardt explores the significance of community transportation in healthcare. Jon closely examines the impact transportation has on the Medicare program.
Mobile Communities are Healthy Communities (PDF)(1.16 MB) Medicaid has played an important role in the development of medical transportation and will continue to do so in the future. Millions of people nationwide depend upon their Medicaid coverage to pay for rides to and from essential health services provided by community transportation. In turn, transportation providers depend upon Medicaid as a funding source to ensure that they can continue to provide the link by which people access their health care. Mobile Communities are Healthy Communities that explains Medicaid's role in non-emergency medical transportation.
Medicaid Program; State Option To Establish Non-Emergency Medical Transportation Program From the Federal Register This final rule implements section 6083 of the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005, which provides States with additional State plan flexibility to establish a non-emergency medical transportation (NEMT) brokerage program, and to receive the Federal medical assistance percentage matching rate. This authority supplements the current authority that States have to provide NEMT to Medicaid beneficiaries who need access to medical care, but have no other means of transportation.
Capitation and Negotiation A capitated rate is generally figured on the total Medicaid population. It is important to know the percentage of utilization in the geographic area you will be serving.
The Role of Public Transit in Solving the Texas Health Care Crisis The Texas public transit network, now more than 40 years in the making, has long served the medical transportation needs of Texans. Today, as the state deals with a health care crisis, this network of dynamic, cost-effective agencies offers a local solution. Texans helping Texans: Because medical transportation is public transportation.