Medicaid Expansion and Premium Assistance: The Importance of Non-Emergency Medical Transportation (NEMT) To Coordinated Care for Chronically Ill Patients

Millions of chronically ill Americans relied on the Medicaid program in 2013 for transportation to life-sustaining medical care, such as kidney dialysis and treatment for severe mental illnesses, as shown by new data. The non-emergency medical transportation program (NEMT) provides crucial access to healthcare for millions of Americans, the importance of which is delineated in this article; however, its funding is currently being threatened in some states (such as Iowa, Pennsylvania and New Hampshire) as they are proposing to waive the NEMT assurance requirement in premium assistance plans.


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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: pp 17-22
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  • Accession Number: 01533010
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 4 2014 1:38PM