Archive of Transportation as a Barrier to Care

Drug Court Transportation Finds Increased Demand

December, 2018

Successful drug court participants provide cost savings to both the health care and legal system. As is the case with other emerging NEMT opportunities, fares alone will not come anywhere near paying for these trips, especially when considering the specialized training and on-demand nature of random testing protocols. To become sustainable, a portion of the […]

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Scott Bogren, CTAA

Transportation Found to be a Barrier to Successful Recovery

December, 2018

In 2017, the National Criminal Justice Reference Center estimated that more than 3,000 courts now existed across the country with the purpose of striking the proper balance between incarceration and treatment of (typically, nonviolent) individuals in the legal system with substance abuse disorders. These courts are designed to develop stringent addiction treatment regimens — including […]

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Scott Bogren, CTAA

Transportation to Medication Assisted Treatment Plays Important Role to Recovery

December, 2018

Both the opportunity and need for increased levels of NEMT designed to connect patients to opioid treatment programs and services is clear. The disproportionate impact of opioid abuse in rural America, however, makes both the funding and logistical challenges nothing short of severe. Study after study has shown transportation barriers to be among the biggest […]

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Scott Bogren, CTAA

Transportation Barrier to Care Costs Providers

December, 2018

The financial burden of a no show in health care today is one the industry recognizes, and quantifies. Public and private sector health care officials alike measure their no-show rates and comprehend their financial impact — almost always they incur costs in these no-show scenarios without any ability to bill for services rendered. It is […]

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Scott Bogren, CTAA

Growth in Medicaid Population Increased Transportation Demand

December, 2018

By the mid 1990s, demand for NEMT began to escalate, partly due to an increasing prevalence of certain medical conditions, but also largely related to the simple growth in the number of Medicaid recipients. The population of the U.S. had effectively doubled since Medicaid’s introduction and though utilization rates for the transportation benefit were still […]

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Scott Bogren, CTAA