Archive of Diabetes

Stat First Opinion, Curtailing Medicaid’s Transportation Benefit is ‘Penny-Wise and Pound-Foolish’

August, 2018

In a recent survey of almost 1,000 Medicaid beneficiaries with kidney disease, MH/SUD needs, or diabetic wounds and who use NEMT, 58% of beneficiaries surveyed reported that they would not be able to make any medical appointments without NEMT. Moreover, 10% of beneficiaries surveyed reported that they “would die or probably die” if they did […]


Michael Adelberg, Patricia Salber, and Michael Cohen

Access to Transportation and Health Care Visits for Medicaid Enrollees with Diabetes

March, 2017

Use of nonemergency medical transportation is a significant predictor of diabetes care visits. Older enrollees were likely to make more visits than younger enrollees with diabetes; controlling for all other factors in the model, rural residents made more visits than urban; women made fewer visits than men; and minorities made fewer visits than whites, with […]


L.V. Thomas, K.R. Wedel, and J.E. Christopher, Delaware State and University of Oklahoma