non-emergency medical transport

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 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...