MTM Supports MTAC Findings on the Benefits of Medicare Advantage Transportation

Recently, the Medical Transportation Access Coalition (MTAC) published two comprehensive bibliographies that highlight the vital role non-emergency medical transportation (NEMT) and non-medical transportation play in improving healthcare access and outcomes for Medicare Advantage members. These bibliographies are essential resources for health plans and other stakeholders looking to enhance their Medicare Advantage transportation policies and practices in line with new CMS regulations.

As the nation’s largest privately-held NEMT broker, MTM fully supports MTAC’s findings and encourages Medicare Advantage plans nationwide to review both bibliographies when developing their Special Supplemental Benefits for the Chronically Ill (SSBCI).

Key Findings

  • Improved Access to Care: The bibliographies demonstrate that Medicare Advantage transportation services significantly enhance access to healthcare, particularly those with chronic conditions.
  • Addressing Disparities: Several studies in the bibliographies highlight racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic disparities in transportation needs, suggesting targeted policy interventions to improve equity in healthcare access.
  • Managing Chronic Conditions: Reliable transportation is crucial for patients, especially those in rural areas or with mobility issues, to attend medical appointments, access health-related social services, and manage chronic conditions effectively.
  • Positive Return on Investment: Research shows a positive return on investment for NEMT through reduced missed appointments and lower emergency intervention costs.

Access the Bibliographies

Want to explore the research yourself? Click here to access the NEMT bibliography, and click here to access to non-medical transportation bibliography.

By supporting MTAC’s findings and bibliographies, MTM is committed to promoting better healthcare access and outcomes through improved Medicaid and Medicare Advantage transportation services.

About MTAC

MTAC was established in 2017 to educate policymakers and stakeholders about the importance of medical transportation and advocate for supportive policies. Its members include transportation management service companies like MTM, managed care organizations, trade associations, and patient advocacy groups.


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