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- New Medicaid Vendor Chosen for Non-emergency Medical Transportation (Posted on December 12, 2017)
The State of Idaho has chosen a contractor from among four bidders to handle the non-emergency medical transportation needs of Medicaid patients.
Medical Transportation Management, Inc. (MTM) will take over the program March 6, 2018. The existing contractor, Veyo, exercised an early-out provision in its $70 million, three-year contract, citing expensive, unexpected restrictions on its business model that uses independent drivers.
"The Department of Health and Welfare will work with the existing broker, MTM and stakeholders to ensure a smooth transition for our Idaho Medicaid participants and providers," said Matt Wimmer, administrator of Health and Welfare's Division of Medicaid.
The $34 million contract with MTM runs through June 2019, with an option to extend the contract for up to an additional five years. The contract involves providing about 100,000 non-emergency medical transports per month for Idaho Medicaid clients.
MTM, with headquarters in St. Louis, Missouri, has 20 years of experience operating medical transportation programs of similar size and scope in other states, serving 150 contracts in more than 24 states and the District of Columbia.
Please feel free to send comments or questions to MedicaidTransport@dhw.idaho.gov or call 1-800-296-0509.
- NEMT Brokerage Update (Medicaid Transport Contract)
The State of Idaho, Division of Medicaid has chosen Medical Transportation Management, Inc. (MTM) as the broker for non-emergent medical transportation (NEMT) services for Medicaid. MTM is a Missouri based company with contracts throughout the nation.
MTM will take over the NEMT program from Veyo as of March 6, 2018. Medicaid will be issuing an official press release this week and will continue to communicate with NEMT providers and other stakeholder groups during the transition of NEMT services.
Medicaid and MTM will convene workgroups with providers and advocates during and after the implementation process to gather input and feedback to strengthen the NEMT program. Medicaid appreciates all of our valuable stakeholder groups and will work together with you and MTM to make this transition as smooth and seamless as possible.
Thank you for your continued service to Idaho Medicaid participants as we work through this transition together. Please feel free to send comments or questions to MedicaidTransport@dhw.idaho.gov or call us at 1-800-296-0509.
- Pending Rule IDAPA 16.03.15 Rules Governing Secure Treatment Facility for People with Intellectual or Developmental Disabilities
Public Meeting: Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - 1:30 p.m. (MST). Department of Health and Welfare, Medicaid Central Office, 3232 Elder St., Conference Room D West/East, Boise, ID 83705. Teleconference Call-in: Toll Free 1-866-906-7447 Participant Code 3586046. For additional details see the Idaho Administrative Bulletin notice.
- Fred Riggers Disability Awareness Day
Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Idaho State Capitol, First Floor Rotunda, 700 W. Jefferson St., Boise ID 83702. Join People with Disabilities, Families, Providers, Legislators and Friends to create a strong Idaho Disability Advocacy Community! For additional details see our flyer.
- Idaho State Independent Living Council Youth Leadership Forum Fund Raiser
Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Bring all your friends and join SILC at 10 Barrel Brewing Company, 826 W. Bannock St., Boise, ID 83702. All proceeds from 5pm to 9pm support SILC's Youth Leadership Forum. See our flyer for additional details.