Medical Rides for Your Patients
Why request NEMT for your patients?
When Medi-Cal service providers arrange for Non-Emergency Medical Transportation on behalf of their patients, missed appointments are greatly reduced, saving physicians both time and money. According to a study by Healthcare Innovation, the total cost of missed healthcare appointments in the United States every year is $150 billion, with no-show rates as high as 30%. Each open, unused time slot costs a physician $200, on average. Additionally, providing NEMT transportation for patients who need it leads to better medical care and outcomes.
A study commissioned by the Medical Transportation Access Coalition found that missed doctor’s appointments led to medical complications and expensive medical costs for Medi-Cal patients, with 58% of the nearly 1,000 patients surveyed reporting that they would not be able to make it to medical appointments without NEMT. Additionally, 10% of surveyed participants reported that they would die or probably would die if they did not have the NEMT transportation services they currently receive.