NEMT: A Critical Link for Rural Communities
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NEMT: A Critical Link for Rural Communities

Transportation is such a critical social determinant of health. Without it, for many there simply is no participation in key checkups and treatment appointments. It’s also a factor in a person’s levels of socialization and their access to the nutrition they need to stay healthy. NEMT can help with this, but there’s so much more that goes into what constitutes a person’s transportation ability

by: Kris Lyon

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4 Quick Fixes that NEMT Broker Software Offers
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4 Quick Fixes that NEMT Broker Software Offers

It’s no secret that brokers have a lot on their plate at any given time. There are so many moving parts for your team members to keep track. There’s a lot that goes into ensuring that your members get the best experience you have to offer.

by: Kris Lyon

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Why Non-Emergency Medical Transportation Is on the Rise
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Why Non-Emergency Medical Transportation Is on the Rise

Non-emergency medical transportation was once a small portion of healthcare. Just a kind of courtesy service for those who “really” needed it. But as demand for healthcare of all kinds continues to increase, and as medical professionals look at their field with a socially-critical eye, NEMT is revealing itself as an integral part of healthcare.

by: Kris Lyon

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What Does Biden’s 2023 Budget Mean for NEMT?
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What Does Biden’s 2023 Budget Mean for NEMT?

President Biden put forward a budget for 2023 back in late March, and it could signify an influx of Veterans needing rides from NEMT transportation brokers and other providers. According to a report from Becker’s Hospital Review, “[the] proposed budget allocates $119 billion, or a 32 percent increase, to medical care for veterans.” This will provide full funding for such programs as mental health, inpatient, long-term care, and outpatient programs.

by: Kris Lyon

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The Unique Needs of Adults with Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities
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The Unique Needs of Adults with Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities

Over the last few years, society has begun to understand that with the proper supports, people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) can lead happy, fulfilling lives. One obstacle to that fulfillment continues to be a lack of accessible transportation. Easily-accessible NEMT solutions decrease missed appointments and help people with IDD access reliable transportation, but by extrapolating on the results of the Michigan State study, we can see a possibility that provider-led education could be a vital way of increasing the reliability and accessibility of NEMT solutions.

by: Kris Lyon

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