Many people have never heard of non medical transportation. Non medical transportation is very similar to non emergency medical transportation in many respects. The main difference is the reason for the transportation. Non emergency medical transportation (NEMT) is primarily paid through insurance while non medical transportation (NMT) is paid privately. Both types of services may both offer Ambulatory, wheelchair, and stretcher transportation. The only difference is the reason for the transport.
If you were to need transportation for a medical appointment or for a hospital discharge, non emergency medical transportation would be able to cover the cost of the transport by going through your insurance, medicaid or medicare. Most services will check with you insurance provider before the transportation to verify coverage. When scheduling transportation it cant hurt to see if your insurance will cover the trip even if they most likely will not.
If on the other hand you needed to go to a school event, shopping, or the airport this would most likely not be covered by your insurance. This would fall under non medical transportation.
The industry of non emergency medical transportation is regulated by federal and state guidelines. This is because NEMT is regulated through medicaid and accepts insurance as payment. On the other hand, non medical transportation is not as heavily regulated as these services receive no compensation from government organizations.
In the end, the difference is only to do with the nature of the transport. Fortunately, most NEMT services do NMT as well. Finding a senior and disabled transportation service that can meet your needs regardless of the reason for transport shouldn’t be difficult. If you are looking for Medical transportation in Colorado we would be happy to help you out. For more information please visit our website or make a reservation here.
To find out more about medical transportation services in Colorado please visit the states website here.