Choosing a non-emergency medical transport (NEMT) service provider is difficult for a first-timer, even with thorough research. Therefore, clients need to follow specific tips when selecting a NEMT firm. These tips include:
Accreditation from a regulatory body like the Better Business Bureau is one of the first things you should check before patronizing a non-emergency medical transport service firm. It is not easy to obtain accreditations from these regulatory agencies.
Thus, a firm that has passed the accreditation rules set by these agencies by no means offers substandard services. The fact that these firms met strict accreditation rules means they can carry out successful trips to a medical facility with professionalism.
Non-emergency medical transport (NEMT) services do not deal with emergency cases. This role is reserved explicitly for emergency medical services (EMS). However, emergencies may arise during trips to the hospitals, especially long-distance ones. In such cases, employees aboard the NEMT vehicles must have received the appropriate medical training to deal with emergency scenarios.
Therefore, clients need to know if the non-emergency medical transport service firm has escort employees who have received the necessary training for handling emergency medical situations.
A vehicle for long-distance medical travel may not be suitable for short trips to the local medical center. Therefore, clients have to know what vehicle is assigned to them before a medical trip. Ensure that the NEMT firm provides you with a vehicle that suits your needs and allows you to enjoy a journey in safety and comfort.
Clients should also visit the NEMT firm’s facility to check if the vehicle assigned to them is appropriate for your trip or if the vehicle is well maintained and safe for travel.
Some non-emergency medical transport service companies offer premium service that gives patients a taste of luxury and comfort on a medical trip. These NEMT firms have vehicles equipped with luxury facilities such as a high-quality mattress, a bathroom ensuite, a flat-screen TV, and WiFi. This luxury offering is specially designed for people who are uncomfortable traveling long distances to a medical facility.
Before allowing your loved ones to embark on a medical trip with a NEMT firm, ask them if they have the necessary equipment for a patient’s travel, like stretchers, wheelchairs, and crutches.
Nevertheless, clients must also inquire whether the NEMT vehicles allow for easy access to wheelchairs or if the escort employees have the necessary training for transferring patients and helping them into a building. These inquiries, if answered, will provide feedback on the safety and comfort your loved one will enjoy on a trip.
When contracts are lengthy and filled with legal jargon, it becomes necessary to seek the services of a solicitor to avoid future legal problems. However, it would be best to patronize non-emergency transport service companies that offer straightforward and easy-to-understand contracts. This will help you save money that would have been spent on the services of a legal professional.
When choosing a medical transport service provider, you must ensure to choose one that not only focuses on getting you to your destination, but also prioritizes using the safest, most conducive, and most efficient sets of vehicle fleets and equipment to do the job.
ACC Medlink appeared on the TLC television network reality show “1000 LB Sisters” to transport one of the cast members from Ohio to a doctor in Kentucky. Filmed in late 2022, ACC Medlink, four of its employees and the journey they took with Tammy Slaton were featured in episode 6 of season 4, which originally aired on February 21, 2023.
ACC Medlink is proud to announce the addition of a new line of elite medical sprinter vans to our long distance medical transport fleet. This addition will allow ACC Medlink to continue to provide superior service and outstanding care for those in need of medical transport out of state...