Meridian Health Plan Signs Transportation Contract With MTM

LAKE SAINT LOUIS, MOMedical Transportation Management, Inc. (MTM) announced today that it has signed a contract with Meridian Health Plan (MHP) to provide transportation to Illinois beneficiaries. On November 1, 2010, MTM will begin coordinating non-emergency medical transportation (NEMT) for those beneficiaries who are otherwise unable to get to and from medical appointments and services.

Meridian Health Plan (MHP) is a Medicaid HMO in the State of Illinois, headquartered in Chicago. MHP currently serves eight counties, providing health care to beneficiaries enrolled in the AllKids, Family Care, and Moms and Babies programs through a contract with the Illinois Department of HealthCare and Family Services.

“We believe that transportation services are an important and valuable benefit. By offering our beneficiaries safe, reliable transportation to medical appointments, DME providers, and WIC offices, we work to remove barriers that might otherwise prevent our population from receiving the care they require,” said Benjamin Schoen, Director of Provider Services for Meridian Health Plan.

Kim Matreci, Vice President of Client Services at MTM said, “MTM and MHP are looking forward to working together to ensure a smooth transition and successful implementation of service for beneficiaries. With a shared vision and commitment to safe, quality transportation services, our companies are united in an effort to providing excellent service and beneficiary satisfaction.”