Transportation option coming to Texas Medicaid recipients
- Date: 09/01/2021
Uber Health announced last week that Medicaid recipients in Texas will now have access to non-emergency medical transportation (NEMT) options. Uber Health…
"Curb, the leading mobility platform for licensed taxi and for-hire rides in North America, today announced a partnership with Ride Health, coordinating smarter transportation for every patient need, to power non-emergency medical transportation via licensed taxis. Through the new integration, hospitals and health plans using the Ride Health platform will soon be able to tap into Curb's nationwide network of taxis and for-hire vehicles to transport patients to and from medical appointments.
An estimated 3.6 million Americans miss or delay medical care each year because they lack transportation, costing healthcare organizations and publicly-funded programs more than $150 billion a year. Missed medical appointments are associated with disruptions of care, poor provider-patient relationships, reduced use of primary care services, increased emergency department visits, and higher overall costs."
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