TRB's Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) has released a pre-publication, non-edited version of Research Report 202: Handbook for Examining the Effects of NEMT Brokerages on Transportation Coordination. This report provides background information about Non-Emergency Medical Transportation (NEMT) and describes the different models available to states for providing NEMT for Medicaid beneficiaries. The handbook also discusses why human services transportation and public transportation providers encourage coordination of NEMT with other transportation services.
The report is accompanied by a companion document that explores the state-by-state profiles for examining the effects of NEMT brokerages on transportation coordination.
The Medicaid program is the largest federal program for human services transportation, spending approximately $3 billion annually on NEMT. Because the Medicaid program is administered by states, which are able to set their own rules within federal regulations and guidelines set by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), coordination of NEMT with public transit and human services transportation is highly dependent on each state Medicaid agency’s policies and priorities.
Table of Contents
|Chapter 1: Introduction||16-21|
|Chapter 2: Medicaid||22-33|
|Chapter 3: Medicaid NEMT||34-49|
|Chapter 4: Human Services Transportation, Public Transportation, and Coordination||50-69|
|Chapter 5: Effects of Different Models for Providing NEMT||70-83|
|Chapter 6: Common Desired Outcomes||84-89|
|Chapter 7: Strategies to Achieve Common Desired Outcomes||90-107|
|Acronyms and Glossary||108-117|
|Appendix: State Case Study Summaries: Effects of Different Models for Providing NEMT||125-214|
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