NEMT

By Dave Muoio 07:00 am January 7, 2020
Non-emergency medical transportation (NEMT) coordination platform Ride Health has closed a $6.2 million seed funding round, it announced this morning. Activate Venture Partners headed the raise, with additional participation from New York Ventures, Newark Venture Partners, BioAdvance and Startup Health. WHAT THEY DO Ride Health offers a real-time, web and mobile NEMT platform for health plan and...
By Melissa Jankowski 02:44 pm November 15, 2019
About the author: Melissa Jankowski is the executive director of The Non-Emergency Medical Transportation Accreditation Commission (NEMTAC), a non-profit organization dedicated to ensuring safe medical transportation. NEMTAC partners with medical transport brokers and associations to develop best practices and has a role in the establishment of American National Standards that affect the industry...
By Dave Muoio 02:02 pm August 21, 2019
Providing seniors with access to on-demand ridesharing services from Lyft not only facilitates access to medical appointments, but likely also reduces their social isolation and improves their quality of life, according to an independent study conducted by University of Southern California, Los Angeles researchers and published last week in the Journal of mHealth. "Access to transportation is...
By Laura Lovett 01:16 pm June 26, 2019
Lyft is moving into the Medicaid space following an announcement this morning that the rideshare company has landed approval as a Medicaid provider in Arizona, specifically as a non-emergency medical transportation service. This new approval means that Arizona Medicaid patients will have the option to use Lyft to get to and from medical appointments.  The company claims that this makes it the...
By Dave Muoio 11:17 am May 1, 2019
Roundtrip, a software platform for organizing medical transport, has raised $5.1 million in Series A financing. The round was led by Motley Fool Ventures with participation from existing investors Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania and Johns Hopkins University, as well as from an unnamed “multi-billion dollar international healthcare software and medical device company...
By Dave Muoio 04:04 pm February 7, 2019
Thanks to a new CMS rule supporting more non-medical support services, Lyft announced today in a blog post that it will be expanding two existing partnerships to bring company’s non-emergency medical transport (NEMT) service to Medicare Advantage (MA) plans. The first builds on a roughly 19-month relationships with Blue Cross Blue Shield, and will provide NEMT to certain BCBS MA plans by the...
By Laura Lovett 03:48 pm January 2, 2019
Infant mortality rates have remained high in the U.S., outpacing other affluent countries including Canada, Germany and Japan. This is particularly true in Franklin County, Ohio, home to state capital Columbus, where the infant mortality rate has reached 8.2 per 1,000 live births, according to a report by Smart Columbus. But city officials are turning to on-demand rides for prenatal women as a...
By Jonah Comstock 07:17 pm September 18, 2018
Correction: Updated to include financial details. A previous version of this story included an inaccurate estimate. Nearly two years to the day after its launch was announced at a Boston conference, app-enabled healthcare transportation company Circulation has entered into an agreement to be acquired by Logisticare, the nation’s largest non-emergency medical transportation (NEMT) broker, for $44...
By Dave Muoio 02:58 pm July 24, 2018
Rideshare services have been making their name in the non-emergency medical transport (NEMT) industry, and it seems as if the partnerships health organizations are making with these companies are paying off. This week, NEMT technology company Hitch Health and Lyft announced the results of a year-long pilot partnership that suggest the joint service was responsible for a 27 percent reduction in...