Archive of Cost Effectiveness

Social Determinants of Health and Medicaid

March, 2021

Providing non-emergency medical transportation as a covered Medicaid service to help members who have little access to transportation get to/from medical appointments saves $40 million per 30,000 Medicaid beneficiaries per month ($480 million in savings a year).


February 2021/ AHIP

Cost-Benefit Analysis of Providing Non-Emergency Medical Transportation

April, 2019

While there is substantial uncertainty in the precise computations at the condition level, a strong case can be made that improved access to NEMT for transportation-disadvantaged persons is cost-effective in terms of better healthcare. In some cases, this cost-effectiveness translates directly into decreases in health care costs that exceed the added transportation costs. In other […]


National Academy of Sciences