Stakeholders Urge Congress To Reject Bill That Would Eliminate NEMT Benefit

By Amy Lotven / May 26, 2017 at 2:29 PM
A wide-ranging group of patient advocates is pushing Congress to reject House legislation sponsored by Indiana Republican Susan Brooks that would remove Medicaid's guarantee of coverage of non-emergency medical transportation services. The advocates say the NEMT is cost-effective, and a critical service for some of Medicaid's most vulnerable patients, including those needing mental health and substance abuse treatment as well as patients undergoing dialysis. The NEMT benefit has been a integral part of the program for more than 50 years,...

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