Medical transportation is a vital service for many individuals who require transportation to and from medical appointments but may not be able to drive themselves.
There are two main types of medical transportation:
Medical billed rides are transportation services covered by a patient's insurance or Medicaid. These rides are typically arranged by a healthcare provider or hospital and are meant for individuals who have a medical condition or disability that prevents them from driving themselves. Medical billed rides are typically provided by transportation companies that contract with healthcare providers and insurance companies.
Private pay rides, on the other hand, are transportation services paid for and arranged directly by the patient or their family. They are meant for individuals who do not have a medical condition or disability that would qualify them for medical billed rides. Private pay rides are typically provided by transportation companies that offer non-emergency medical transportation services.
Medical transport fleets typically have one or all of the following types of vehicles.
While both types of medical transportation are important, they require different types of coordination and billing processes. Coordinating medical billed rides can be a complex process that involves working with insurance companies and healthcare providers, while coordinating private pay rides typically involves working directly with the patient or their family.
EverTransit, the only on-demand Fleet Management System for non-emergency medical transport, streamlines the work of performing both types of rides with features like:
Smart Automated Scheduling
Live Trip Tracking
Customer Profile Management
Secure Trip Imports & Exports
EverTransit helps transportation providers manage their fleets, schedule rides, and bill for services. Our system can also help transportation providers to coordinate with healthcare providers and insurance companies for medical billed rides.
If you need non-emergency medical transportation, you have options. It's up to you to decide the best and most cost-effective option.
Medical transportation is vital for many individuals who require transport to and from medical appointments. Understanding the difference between medical billed and private pay rides is essential for transportation providers and patients.
With EverTransit's Fleet Management System, transportation providers can easily manage both medical billed and private pay rides, making coordinating and billing medical transportation more efficient.