July 31, 2011

Outsourcing Vs In-House Ambulette Service - What Is the Best Option?

By Ismael Tabalno

It's unbelievable how medical expenses can easily shoot up. For patients requiring regular medication, transportations and laboratories can really feel the harsh reality of a down economy. But even during these days, there is a way to ease up on your expenses. This can be done through an ambulette service.

First things first, an ambulette/cabulance service is a highly specialized transportation service designed for people with medical or physical needs. Getting around is made even easier with highly trained drivers and medically trained personnel by your side. It combines the transportation needs and the assurance of medical supervision in just one service.

So what makes ambulette/cabulance service an economical choice for patients wanting to go to places?

To answer this question in detail, it is imperative that we take a look at different angles to the question. First, you'll get a glimpse of the alternative modes of transportation for the physically and medically challenged. Second, you'll take a look at the cost of doing it yourself. Lastly, you will be acquainted with all the savings you can get from an ambulette service.

By exploring all these, you will have a better idea on how much you are actually spending and how much you can save when you choose an ambulette service.

Choices for non-emergency transport service (NEMT)

Regardless of physical limitations or medical requirements, individuals need to travel. Because of this need, people turn to different transportation options available to them.

One alternative is to commute using cabs and public transport. Although many public transport systems have features for the disabled and the elderly, there are still many limitations like route, accessibility and even health risks that can be detrimental to the condition of the person.

Renting a vehicle with a designated driver can be appealing as it provides a private way of going around. However, it still lacks the medical assurance of a person qualified to supervise the patient.

In both cases, the major concern boils down to medical preparedness and risk reduction during the transportation. Though this option is relatively cheaper, the services lack a crucial element in safety - medical proficiency of the hired service.

In response to the medical predicaments for the previous options, many patients and their families opt to take a more over-zealous approach. They get ambulance service even if the transportation need is not an emergency in nature. Many argue that it is better to be overly prepared than to be sorry. However, true, this option provides a less than ideal situation for several reasons:

- Ambulances are meant for emergency response and transport

- The cost of an ambulance service is too high - at least $500 per trip

- Recent increase in fuel cost are often padded on the ambulance expenses

- Many ambulance companies are limiting the number of vehicles on the road due to economic reasons

Of course there are other reasons but these ones top the list. Suffice to say, a transport service that is appropriate for non-emergency medical needs is still in need.

So if all these are still inappropriate, which alternative should patients get? The answer to this is Non-Emergency Medical Transportation or NEMT.

This particular transportation service is designed specifically for people with physical and/or medical needs. This means you get a vehicle that is equipped properly, a driver and personnel that is qualified to operate the equipment and vehicle properly and most importantly medically trained to supervise you during the trip.

So what benefits can you enjoy from the ambulette service:

- ADA certified vehicle and equipment

- Certified drivers and personnel

- Accreditation from health organizations and institutions

- 24/7 transportation service

- More cost effective than ambulance service

- More medically sound than vehicle rental or public transport

- Can accommodate specific client needs

These are the top reasons why many patients are opting for this transportation alternative.

Why not do it on your own?

Amid the numerous advantages of choosing an ambulette service, many still doubt that it is a logical choice. Most argue that it would be better to simply do it themselves. Of course creating your own cabulance transportation for your family is something worthy of praise. In fact, many believe that this is a viable option. Indeed it is, but the cost of maintaining one can be demanding.

Those who choose to modify their vehicles or buy a new one specific for this reason get the false idea that they are saving more. SO before you finally decide to invest for your personal ambulette transportation consider the following first.

Vehicle cost

There are many things to consider in the vehicle alone. First, you may need to modify your vehicle just to accommodate the special equipment for transportation. Getting a new vehicle can even cost you more. Moreover, simply slapping on equipment and other trinkets necessary is not as simple as you may think. There are numerous regulations that you need to follow. Furthermore, inspections, insurance, and not to mention the wear and tear can be a huge problem. Lastly, most if not all personal ambulette service only has 1 vehicle available. If it breaks down, you don't have a spare when you really need one.

Driver cost

Even if you get a highly skilled driver, he/she must still pass the requirements set by the ADA. Training and continuous retraining are needed. This will entail cost just to keep your driver updated and certified. OF course other issues like compensation, benefits, overtime pay and the like will always be looming in the back ground.

Intangible expenses

There are also many intangible factors that will drastically create problems in the future. Overhead expenses, Liability issues, parking concerns, and even risk reduction issues may come up.

On the average, a trip would cost you as much as $100 (even more). This includes fuel cost, driver expenses, vehicle maintenance and others. Without question, these are important matters to consider before you take this option.

How can an ambulette service be cheaper?

Many think that they can save if they do it on their own. But there is a better alternative to this - outsource your ambulette service needs.

Obviously the cost of getting an ambulette service is lower than getting an ambulance. But it is even cheaper than starting your own. The reason for this is shared cost due to high utilization rate. To make this simpler, imagine several ambulette vehicles being operated simultaneously. This means the overhead cost, and other expenses are shared across all available vehicles and not shouldered by just one vehicle. This means lower cost for the patient. If you maintain just one vehicle for your personal needs, you may spend as much as $100 per trip! But with an ambulette service, this figure can go as low as $74.00 per trip.

Moreover, you don't need to worry about liability concerns since you enjoy risk reduction and full liability coverage. Also, you only pay when you go on trips. This means fewer worries with driver compensation and benefits. In addition, the 24/7 transportation guarantee is assured since there are numerous vehicles available. If one is not available, there is always another vehicle ready for your transport.

It is so easy to get drawn into rash decisions especially those that concern money. One might be blinded by the illusion of savings when in fact they are not. This is the case when thinking of non-emergency medical transportation. There are several options available to the patients but only one is actually sound in all aspects.

- You get security through the medical training of the personnel

- You get well maintained and certified vehicles and equipment

- You get the most appropriate transportation service at the most reasonable cost

Outsourcing a cabulance service is the best course of action as you can concentrate on the most important thing in the world - the patient, your family. You can leave all troubles behind since the cabulance service provider will carry all other concerns for you.

Understanding your specific needs is what matters. This is what Ismael Tabalno endeavors to achieve. By establishing Sam's Ambulette Service in March 2009, he answers the call for a better NEMT option. Get the chance to enjoy it yourself.

Visit http://www.samambuletteservice.com and discover how you can benefit from it.


July 25, 2011

What Hurdles Disabled People Have To Contend With

Author: Ismael Tabalno

Many people are really lucky and chances are they take this for granted. This is not about guessing the latest lotto numbers or 'getting lucky' after a date. It's about simply being able to do the simplest things like walk to the bathroom or jog around the block. More than most people think, simple things like these are paramount challenges for others. But what is really worthy of your attention is the number of people who have disability.

A study made by Cornell University showed that in 2008 an estimated 12.1% of the US population reported having some kind of disability. Of course this is still broad but still, it is an astounding statistic. The word disability used in the research meant anything from hearing disability, visual disability, cognitive disability, ambulatory disability, self-care disability and independent –living disability. On a more specific note, people with ambulatory disability or people with difficulty walking take up 6.9% of the population. Though this may seem a small percentage of the US population, this still translates to millions of people. For most people, the difficulties of these disable people stop at their disabilities. The truth is there is more to their condition than just being able to move around.

Without question, the mere fact that these individuals have some kind of disability is already a concern. However, there are other issues that these individuals and their families have to contend with on a daily basis.

Cost is at the top of the list

Cost is just one problem that many of disabled people have to worry about. From special equipment to daily medication down to special services, everything has a price to increase their burden. Finding the financial source to keep up with cost is important. Moreover, finding alternative services to lessen the financial burden is imperative.

A good example of an alternative service is the Cabulance or Ambulette transportation. Unlike the common taxi or vehicle rental services, this one comes with a trained staff to ensure the safety of the person at all times during the travel. Previously, the common transport for ambulatory, wheelchair or stretcher people used was an ambulance. This choice is neither economical nor appropriate. It is easy to dish out $500 per trip using an ambulance. Moreover, their services are designed for emergency transport. So getting ambulance simply to go to the hospital or doctors appointment for a checkup is not a good idea with an ambulance.

Non-emergency Medical Transport (NEMT) Cabulance or Ambulette service is a real option. Alternatives like a cabulance or ambulette service are more appealing especially to disabled, wheelchair or stretcher bond individuals and their families.

Employment and earning

Through legislation, people with disability are given opportunity for work. In theory this seems to be a really good – but then again, it\'s just on paper. But the actual situation is far from ideal. People without disability have a median of $25,000 as their annual income. Now compare that with someone with a non-severe disability earning only $22,000. If you think this not something to worry about, then consider how much a person with severe disability earns – a mere $12,800. Many would argue that this is acceptable since people with disability have less productivity as those employees without any disabilities. If this is the case, then legislation did not really work for them.

Because of the special medical or physical needs, the amount earned may not be sufficient. As much as 11of people with non severe disability are below the poverty line. This becomes even alarming with individuals with severe disability which is at 26

Living arrangements

Because of the special needs, people with disability require assistance from their relatives. As much as 23% of people with non severe disability live alone or with non-relatives. For those with severe cases, the percentage goes up to 28%. These figures are surprising in that one may think that relatives would be the one taking care of their family.

Without a doubt, the challenges that face people with disability go beyond their physical adversities. From economic, social, employment and even living standards are all affected. The psychological and physical stresses that are associated with having a disability are tremendous.

Simple things matter when it comes to providing quality of life. For someone without any difficulties and disabilities, your best contribution starts with understanding their needs. Through understanding the needs of disabled individuals, you become aware of the realities that they have to face on a daily basis. The hurdles are real and the challenges are tough. But with a collaborative spirit and the convergence advocacies, you can make a difference.

So don't take for granted simple tasks as these are huge mountains that some have to climb regularly. Know their difficulties and be part of the solution to provide quality of life for them.

Article Source: http://www.articlesbase.com/disabilities-articles/what-hurdles-disable-people-have-to-contend-with-5056852.html

About the Author
Ismael Tabalno has been involved in SAS NEMT service since March of 2009. Being a disabled US veteran, he knows what you require in a NEMT service. More than just a manager, he personally sees to it that clients get the best service. That includes driving them himself if needed. This is his commitment to providing only the best service in the industry. Learn more about SAS NEMT and discover how you can benefit from it at: http://www.samambuletteservice.com

July 24, 2011

How Safe is NEMT (Non-Emergency Medical Transportation) Service?

Author: Ismael Tabalno

Are you really safe with a non-emergency medical transport (NEMT) service? For people still on the fence about ambulette service, this is one of the most important questions they need to answer.

The simplest answer to this is YES. But of course you need more than just a bland affirmative to convince you.

Certifications and Accreditations

Before anyone can operate a ambulette service, they have to pass strict regulations under the Americans with Disability Act (ADA). This is important since NEMT is a specialized type of service catering to specific people. The medical or physical limitations of the passengers make it more challenging.

To facilitate safer transport, ambulette personnel must be knowledgeable and skillful in this special transport industry. Special techniques in moving patients using wheelchairs, stretchers and other special devices are required. In fact, stretcher transportation is a highly specialized skill even in the NEMT industry. Moreover, special driving techniques are necessary to give patients the best service. Although many individuals can drive safely, navigating the roads with a passenger requiring special needs becomes a tad more difficult. Though cabulance drivers make it look so simple, they underwent exhaustive trainings just to provide a seamless ride for the patients. These special driving skills are not just a plus, but a necessity when you travel.

Apart from the driver skills and personnel proficiency, everything about the cabulance company must adhere to the ADA regulations. Certifying the company ensures that the patients get the right treatment from customer service down to well-maintained vehicles and equipment.

The ADA requirements are strict and highly selective. This is for a good reason since NEMT caters to special individuals requiring special care. Being certified to operate or at least drive a cabulance is no simple feat. With continuous trainings and re-trainings and re-certifications, ensures that the patient travels safely and promptly.

Understanding risk reduction

No one can truly say for sure what predicaments may be waiting around the corner. The best one can ever do is to prepare for any circumstances that may happen. Risk reduction is one of the key elements in the service of NEMT. Since passengers are already at risk, reducing the potential problems is essential. Although travel is a necessity, it is by no means an activity without its possible down sides.

First, personnel that accompany you in a cabulance service are medically trained to monitor your medical needs. This is an essential part of the NEMT service. Although some family members are capable of provide immediate medical response, it is always best to let professionals handle medical situations.Second, handling special equipment for transporting people with medical and physical limitations requires training. All the personnel that will be with you during the trip are highly skillful in ensuring patient safety during the trip.

Third, vehicles used in an ambulette service are specially designed to accommodate wheelchairs or stretchers. This includes safety harness to keep the equipment and passenger safe every minute of the trip. Moreover, state of the art navigation and communication equipment are installed in the vehicles.

Specific needs are met

Another important element in any ambulette service is the attention to specific needs of the client. Since users of the NEMT service varies from ambulatory senior citizens to physically challenged individuals, different needs are present. By providing each person\'s specific transportation requirements, the ambulette service offers a tailored-fit service that ensures maximum safety and comfort.

Understanding specific needs is vital so that the most appropriate care is given, from medical requirements to specific transportation needs, an NEMT service is a highly personalized service dedicated to providing both comfort and safety for patients and passengers.

Ultimately, when all these three elements are combined, clients are given the peace of mind that they require. Both patients and their family will have nothing to worry about.

Certifications and accreditation ensure credibility and skills.

  • Risk reduction measures provide an extra blanket of reassurance.

  • Specific needs are met to provide a personal touch.

So, yes, an NEMT service is a safe choice of transportation for you.

Article Source: http://www.articlesbase.com/disabilities-articles/how-safe-is-nemt-non-emergency-medical-transport-service-5057675.html

About the Author
Ismael Tabalno has been involved in SAS NEMT service since March of 2009. Being a disabled US veteran, he knows what you require in a NEMT service. More than just a manager, he personally sees to it that clients get the best service. That includes driving them himself if needed. This is his commitment to providing only the best service in the industry. Learn more about SAS NEMT and discover how you can benefit from it at: http://www.samambuletteservice.com

Why Standardizing the NEST (Non-Emergency Stretcher Transport) is Important?

Author: Ismael Tabalno

It is surprising that only a handful of non-emergency medical transport (NEMT) service providers are actually capable and trained to do non-medical stretcher transport (NEST). In brief, NEST is simply transporting a person on a supine position using a vehicle that is constructed for such service. Moreover, the person being transported must not have an emergency medical condition where in the medical attention must be provider or anticipated to be given by the driver.

To date, only a handful of states have a set of standards to follow. The first state ever to come up with NEST protocols is Washington. Other places like Alaska, Florida, Oregon and New York have the basic processes and guidelines to follow but improvements on must still be made. Of course continues honing of the protocols will ensure safer and more organized implementation of NEST service.

Why initiate a standardization of NEST

The need for standardization is brought about by several factors. First, there is growing demographics that require this service. The changing demographics indicate an increase in people requiring specialized non-emergency medical transport and more specifically stretcher transport services. Second, since the current norm is to acquire the services of ambulances, the availability of these vehicles may be low especially if the emergency transport is used for more urgent matters. Because of this, an alternative mode of transportation service is required. This is where NEST services come in. Third, a cost –effective way of transporting people on a stretcher is also a good reason to take NEST standardization seriously. Hiring an ambulance service (if it is available) can cost more than $500 per trip. On the other hand, a NEST service can provide the transportation needs at a fraction of the cost. Lastly, through standardization of NEST guidelines, both providers and NEST service seekers can have more efficient and more effective coordination. This is most important during evacuation and special transportation circumstances.

Having a standardized guideline for NEST ensures that every provider undergoes specific trainings required to carryout the task. This will undoubtedly create more confidence in the skills and knowledge of the NEST providers. Moreover, having the basic training and subsequent skills proficiency training will guarantee that the NEST providers are up to date in the latest techniques and methods.

Basic Implementation guidelines to consider

State-created guidelines

Of course it is recommended that a state-sponsored NEST guideline be drafted. This will help ensure that a state-wide criteria, protocols and even operation procedures of NEST service will be followed. Unfortunately, there is lack of interest in many states on this issue. Likewise, the lack of legislative or ordinances to foster the needed standardization hampers its progress.

County –level guidelines

If there is no state guideline on NEST, individual counties can create their own. Surely, this is a lot better than not having one at all. The problem here is the diversity of policies and ordinances that may come into play. One county may have very lax procedures while another may have a stricter one. What this creates is confusion among the services providers as well as the people who need the service. Moreover, this will hamper cross-county cooperation and NEST services will be detrimentally affected.

Private and public organization's tasks

Another important factor to consider is the people who will actually provide the services. The emergency service providers already have their hands full with the emergency responses. Adding another task of transporting people without any emergency needs simply adds too much to their load. The task is therefore left in the hands of public and private organizations. Regardless whether it's for profit or otherwise, basic standards must be created to ensure safety.

Training the personnel

One important aspect of standardization of NEST services is the training that is required to ensure safety of passengers. By having a standard way of doing things, it will be easier for staff and personnel to follow and implement on the field. Trainings can be conducted prior to accreditation or certifications. Furthermore, subsequent trainings must also be done to enhance the skills and knowledge of the providers.

Coordinating with emergency providers

It is always important to have good communication with other service providers' especially emergency service providers. Close ties with other allied fields ensures that there is support from one another. Emergency providers are a good source of information and training especially when it comes to transporting people with special needs. As such, NEST providers can learn a lot from emergency services personnel.

The advocacy towards ensuring stretcher transport safety has not yet reached its highest. But the need for this particular non-emergency medical transport service is growing. Because of this growing need, more and more people will realize the importance of having a standard to follow in this service. Moreover, by paying closer attention to the needs of the patients and customers, services providers, the county and even the State can address this special concern.

Washington State is one of the first to draft a NEST protocol which is currently being implemented. A handful of NEMT service providers from Washington offer this specialized stretcher transportation service. You can learn more about NEST and how it can help you by contacting them.

Special need require special services. This is why Non-Emergency Stretcher Transport service is a task reserved for a special few. By standardizing the protocols to be implemented in this special field, patient/client safety and comfort is assured.

Article Source: http://www.articlesbase.com/disabilities-articles/why-standardizing-the-nest-non-emergency-stretcher-transport-is-important-5057689.html

About the Author
Ismael Tabalno has been involved in SAS NEMT service since March of 2009. Being a disabled US veteran, he knows what you require in a NEMT service. More than just a manager, he personally sees to it that clients get the best service. That includes driving them himself if needed. This is his commitment to providing only the best service in the industry. Learn more about SAS NEMT and discover how you can benefit from it at: http://www.samambuletteservice.com

A Client Testimonial; Sam's Ambulette Service - Wheelchair Transportation and Stretcher Transport

Author: Ismael Tabalno

Had I known about non-emergency medical transportation earlier, I would have saved a lot of cash and a lot of worrying. These are two common things that bother people when transporting someone with special medical and physical needs. This is what I have been experiencing for several months before I learned about Sam's Ambulette Services, LLC (SAS NEMT).

It is no surprise that even people with special needs require to go from one place to another. My mom had to visit the doctor and several clinics and labs on a weekly basis. For this I used to hire a rental service because I thought that was a better choice. While someone drove us to where we had to go, I rode alongside my mom just to make sure. Chances are this is what you did as well.

Well, to someone still not acquainted with NEMT this seems to be the logical way. Every time we made a trip no matter how close the destination or how fast the trip was, I never stopped wishing that nothing goes wrong. Apart from the Heimlich maneuver I have no medical training (and even that I learned only from the TV). Like many others, the only alternative that came to mind back then was hiring an ambulance for the job. When you require a transport that does not involve any emergency, this is one move that you should not even consider. I learned the hard way! Don't get me wrong, we got to the appointment on time but I paid for things that I actually did not need. Come on, it's an emergency vehicle. It's meant to transport people with emergency, not take your elderly mom to get a blood test.

Of course I was willing to shell out the extra cash just to keep my mind at ease. Every person would have the same point of view when it comes to people that they love. What's a little more (actually a lot more) just to ensure safety. Every time I pondered on the cost, I convinced myself that the extra cost was worth it. It was a toss up between safety and cash. Would you compromise the safety of someone you love? Of course NOT, not even if you have to apply for bankruptcy (which I almost did). You hire an ambulance once, twice and you just can't keep up with the financial demands. Ultimately, you need to face the same question you asked yourself before – is the ambulance service worth it? My friend, the answer is a resounding NO.

If it is an emergency, don't think twice. But if it is not, don't even consider it. Do what I did – I searched for the best alternative. I'm no genius but I found the perfect solution – Sam's Ambulette Service, LLC. This NEMT service provides the level of expertise required to put my medical concerns at ease as well as the transportation needs that I have – it's a perfect combination. A cabulance service is what people like us need. It provides the balance between cost and security; it answered travel concerns and medical safety; and most importantly it combined my peace of mind and answered my mother's needs in just one solution. I did not have to take my chances with rental service drivers without medical training nor should I have to put up with expensive ambulance services.

Article Source: http://www.articlesbase.com/disabilities-articles/a-client-testimonial-sams-ambulette-service-wheelchair-transportation-and-stretcher-transport-4709375.html

About the Author
Ismael Tabalno has been involved in SAS NEMT service since March of 2009. Being a disabled US veteran, he knows what you require in a NEMT service. More than just a manager, he personally sees to it that clients get the best service. That includes driving them himself if needed. This is his commitment to providing only the best service in the industry. Learn more about SAS NEMT and discover how you can benefit from it at:http://www.samambuletteservice.com



Medical Transportation As A Home-Based-Business

By Sophia Campbell

This is exactly how it sounds. You will be transporting people to and from their medical appointments. This is a big opportunity that continues to get bigger because the population naturally gets older and people stay older than they do younger.

People who are wheelchair, bed-ridden and otherwise bound by physical limitations need special transportation that is neither public nor complicated. You will be an asset for all those who need you WHEN, WHERE and HOW they need you. Public transportation simply can not do this. Taxis, limos, and emergency vehicles are also a definite no-no.

According to Section 1915 of the Social Security Act, Medicaid will reimburse medical transportation providers (that's you) for non-emergency transportation. That means that every month you'll receive a HUGE lump sum check from the government for helping to meet the transportation needs of Medicaid customers in your community.

Medicaid is a program funded by the Department of Social Services. They guarantee the payment of their recipients. It's money in the bank! You'll enjoy getting BIG government checks in the mail each and every month. The service you provide is of a NON-EMERGENCY situation. You don't have to equip your automobile with life-saving equipment or provide life-saving training for yourself or employees. This business does not require much. As a matter of fact, if you want to know if this particular industry is for you, answer the following questions:

* Do you like people?
* Do people tend to like you?
* Do you know how to drive and do so safely?
* Do you like helping people?
* Are you patient?

If you answered "YES" to each question then this may be your key to public and personal success. Your "people" skills are definitely in demand. Why not choose Medical Transportation as a lucrative and much needed business to secure your future and provide for your community?

Sophia Campbell

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Medical Transport Companies

By Thomas Morva

Medical transport companies provide patients and their families transport alternatives, with varying price ranges and ensuring a set medical standard.

U.S. Department of Transportation Reminder has a toll free hotline for patients requiring medical transport. This has been operational since 2002. It is basically setup for educating the people about the availability of such a service. American air ambulance operates both, domestic and international, providing inter-facility medical transport of patients requiring various levels of assistance. It offers medical conveyance to adults and children who are ailing. They have specially trained staff in- flight. This includes nurses, paramedical personnel and doctors. They all provide the necessary support and medical care to the patients in flight. They have helped carry all kinds of patients from hikers left stranded to severely afflicted cancer patients. They literally carry out door-to-door service for patients, using aircrafts fitted with equipment required.

There are patient transport services, which are a non-emergency transport section of the ambulance service. They help in transporting patients who are not critically ill but require transportation to a medical care unit. As a result, the ambulances are left free to cater to the needs of the severely ill. This service helps the patients to be relocated to the medical centers in a timely and effectual manner.

Mayo health organization has transport service for ferrying their patients to the health centers and back home. Ameritrans is another medical transport company, which has trained staff and also ferry medical patients for a price.

There are various private, non-profit organizations that help people in a medical & financial anguish. They provide them with free air transportation on a private aircraft.

It is very important for the citizens to know about such amenities available for them. It helps them to use it in case of urgent need.

Medical Transport provides detailed information on Medical Transport, Medical Air Transport, Advanced Medical Transport, Emergency Medical Transport and more. Medical Transport is affiliated with Medical Alert Bracelets.


Non-Emergency Medical Transportation Silver Lining in Fuel Price Increases

Author: Ismael Tabalno

How much did you pay for your last fill up in the gas station? The current average price for fuel is roughly at $3.95 per gallon. Depending on the specific company you are buying from, this can be higher or lower. But the bottom line is you've spent more today that a few days back. Every body is clamoring for the government to do something about this but to this day, there are no significant changes in terms of fuel prices. Without a doubt, this is a very serious matter that is affecting everyone's lives.

Although there are many problems associated with the fuel increase, the non-emergency medical transport (NEMT) service industry looks beyond the problems and into the potentials. That may sound odd as there might not be any good in the increased fuel cost.

To say the least, the issue is real and that it is global. However, it paves the way for people to look into alternatives just to mitigate the rising fuel expenses. Suffice to say, the NEMT is one such alternative that is being utilized.

What's NEMT?

To begin with, NEMT is a specialized service that focuses on transporting patients with special medical and physical needs. While it may sound like an ambulance service it is by no means anything like it. Here are their two main differences:

Ambulance service is for emergency, NEMT is not

Transporting patients when in an emergency situation calls for an ambulance and an EMT. In fact, they are trained to handle emergency situations. Moreover, on board their vehicle are emergency equipment and paraphernalia needed for their line of work. Conversely, an NEMT transports patients in a non-emergency situation. Yes, even patients need to go out of their home from time to time. NEMT service providers offer the transport and medical supervision for these clients/patients.

Ambulance service is costly, NEMT is not

On the average, an ambulance service can set you back approximately $500 a trip. Some companies can even go as high up as $900 depending on the location of pick up and drop off point. On the other hand, an NEMT service can only cost you a fraction of the cast for the same distance traveled.

So what's the silver lining?

Many people are not familiar with the NEMT service or nicknamed cabulance service. For this reason, they still opt for ambulance transport in spite having no medical emergency. Moreover, opting for an ambulance service can be more costly for anyone. Now, here's the silver lining for the cabulance industry – many are now realizing the advantages of using the cabulance over the traditional ambulance.

Cost efficient alternative

Fuel costs have prompted many ambulance companies to increase their costs. As such, the ambulance service has gotten more expensive than before. Considering that it is already an overpriced option for non-emergency transport, it has become even taxing. Because of the availability of an alternative transport system, patients can get around and go about their business without fear of having to shell out more cash than usual. In fact, comparatively, patients will enjoy a decrease in the transportation expenses once they change from ambulance to cabulance service.

Lower priority in the ambulance industry

Increased prices of fuel have prompted many ambulance service providers to lessen the number of their vehicles on the road. This move prompted many companies to allocate their resources for actual emergency cases. As such, transporting patients without medical requirements are bumped lower in their priority list.

Increased choices in the cabulance industry

Another point to consider is that many ambulance companies are converting their vehicles to cabulances. As such, there is an increased number of cabulances available for people with transportation needs.

It is amazing how the economy can be greatly affected by fuel. It is true that the issue on the rising fuel cost is one that everyone has to shoulder. But this does not mean that there is no good news for the consumers who are most often caught between higher prices and company survival tactics.

The truth is even the NEMT industry is feeling the impact of the skyrocketing fuel cost. Many companies are doing their interventions so that they can provide the best service while dealing with the problem on fuel. Being able to balance operations and quality of service is a priority for all (if not majority) of the NEMT providers. At any rate, what is important is that the consumers like you have a better option when it comes to the services available. The silver lining is more for you, the patients and clients, than for anyone else.

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Ismael Tabalno has been involved in SAS NEMT service since March of 2009. Being a disabled US veteran, he knows what you require in a NEMT service. More than just a manager, he personally sees to it that clients get the best service. That includes driving them himself if needed. This is his commitment to providing only the best service in the industry. Learn more about SAS NEMT and discover how you can benefit from it at: http://www.samambuletteservice.com

July 22, 2011

How to Start a Non-Emergency Medical Transportation Business

By Alan Redford

By now you must be aware of the many compelling reasons why a non-emergency medical transportation business offers entrepreneurs such a great business model. With the growth in the health care industry and the explosion of baby boomer retirees, this market is big and set to get even bigger still.

In this article we look at how to start a non-emergency medical transportation (NEMT) business. Learn about some of the steps that are involved and some of the aspects of this business that you will have to consider.

Franchise or Independent Operator?

There are now several players offering non-emergency medical transportation franchises. Entrepreneurs benefit with the franchise model as they can operate under an established brand and get advice and training to get started and run a business. However, with the franchise fees that must be paid initially and on an ongoing basis, the upside potential for profit is reduced. If you do your homework, you will find that this business is not that difficult and it is possible to start up and thrive independently.

Choosing the Right Area

Give some thought to the demographics of the area where you are setting up your business. Look for statistics that prove that there are a good number of elderly, disabled or Medicaid citizens living nearby. Compile a list of hospitals, dialysis centers, retirement homes, assisted living centers and other relevant operations. You could even make initial contact with some of these organizations and find out about the transportation solutions that they currently have in place.

Research the Competition

Identify all of the major competitors that you will have in your area and evaluate them in terms of their strengths and weaknesses. You may decide to incorporate parts of their business model into your own business and reject other parts. Learn as much as you can about them by reading their websites and calling their offices to ask questions. You can even spend some time following around some of their vans in order to understand how they work and to find out exactly who their customers are.

Getting Started - Licenses and Permits

Regulations and requirements for medical transportation businesses vary from state to state so you should make enquiries at the local level to find out what your obligations are.

As you are in the business of transporting paying customers from one place to another you will need some kind of permit, just as a taxi driver does. Your application for this kind of license will be handled by transportation authorities at the state or local level. Due to the nature of this work, some states will also require businesses in this industry to be registered with local health authorities.

There may also be other paperwork that needs to be done such as registering your business name, getting a business license (possibly more if you serve multiple counties) and zoning considerations if you run a home business.

Vehicles and Equipment

It is common for medical transportation services to purchase regular vans, either new or used, and then have them fitted out to suit special needs clients. Business owners typically start out with one vehicle and gradually add to their fleet as their business grows.

The best vans for an ambulette have a high raised roof and doorways. Access is usually on the side of the vehicle but can also be at the rear.

Some operators still use manual lifts to help them get wheelchair passengers into and out of their vans. However, you should be able to provide a faster, more professional service if you have a modern hydraulic lift installed.

Once inside the van, wheelchairs can be fastened to various securing devices so that they don't move around during transit. Vehicles also require customized seatbelts for wheelchair bound passengers. You can also improve the quality of your service if you have some comforts like TV and air conditioning.

A decent sized van that is properly kitted out should be able to transport four wheelchair bound passengers at a time as well as have extra seats available for caregivers. Depending on your clients, you may also need a space in your van that will allow you to fit in a passenger that is confined to a stretcher.

Insurance Policies

To protect yourself from unforeseen events you will need to purchase a variety of insurance policies. A general liability insurance policy will ensure that you are covered in situations where your customers are injured or suffer losses while they are in your care. You will also need regular automotive insurance to protect yourself in cases where your vehicles are damaged, stolen or involved in traffic accidents.

Payment Options

Decide on how you want to collect payment for your services. You may have to invoice medical institutions on a monthly basis or you may need to process credit card payments for individual clients. If you service large clients like Medicaid then it may be as simple as receiving a check in the mail each month. Talk to some prospective clients and look at what their needs are. Find out what payment options your competitors are offering.

Service Hours

Give some thought to your operating hours. The best ambulette services in the market usually offer weekday service from early morning to late at night with decent hours on Saturdays too. As a sole operator you will be limited in the hours that you can take on. As you expand into a multi-driver operation you will be able to offer more flexible scheduling to clients.

Staffing Requirements

If you start out doing all the driving while also managing your business you will quickly get burnt out. In order to grow you need to step back and hire some drivers so that you can move into a purely management and marketing orientated role.

Staff should have a drivers license that allows them to take passengers and they may also be subject to certain standards or requirements at the local level. No matter what you should make sure that your staff are trained on how to do the practical side of the job. They need to know how to assist passengers and their caregivers as they get in and out of vehicles. They should also be instructed to smile and make pleasant conversation if the opportunity arises so that they help your brand to gain a positive reputation.

Marketing

There are many different ways to market a non-emergency medical transportation business. For some ideas on markets that you can target read our article on Medical Transportation Business Opportunities.

Initially you will have to go out and meet prospective clients and possibly even bid to try and win contracts. However, if your team are doing a good job then you will find that eventually business will come directly to you through word of mouth and referrals.

You can of course improve your chances of getting calls from private paying clients if you do a little advertising. A website that comes up in the search results when people search for ambulette services in your area can really help. A small Yellow Pages listing will also almost certainly be worth the cost. You can pretty much try any method that other local service businesses are using to promote themselves. Vehicle advertising is great for exposure and flyers, postcards or door hangers may work as well.

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Non-Emergency Medical Transportation Business Opportunities - Markets for an Ambulette Service

By Alan Redford

When it comes to starting a non-emergency medical transportation business or ambulette service you need to understand the market. Once you get a better understanding of the market you can then decide if you want to target a particular sector or if you want to provide a more general service.

The market is basically comprised of those who require assisted transportation from one place to another, on a one off, occasional or regular basis. It includes those who are not mobile enough to walk, drive or get in and out of public transport independently. The market does not include those who require emergency medical care and the speed and trained paramedics onboard a regular ambulance.

Let's take a closer look at some of the markets that you may consider targeting as you set up and develop your non-emergency medical transportation business (NEMT business). You can then evaluate the potential that each of these opportunities has in your area and decide on which ones you want to go after.

Private Paying Clients

Some businesses in this industry target private paying clients. This kind of client usually pays full price and you can benefit from regular business if you serve them well and take some time to build a relationship. Profit margins with this kind of customer are great. However, you will have to do some marketing to reach them at first until you build up a good reputation and start getting 'word of mouth' referrals.

Medicaid Opportunities

Another great market opportunity to target is Medicaid, a federal program that provides healthcare to those on low incomes, the elderly and disabled. Medicaid also provides for these individuals to receive free transportation to and from their medical appointments if necessary.

In some states Medicaid uses regional brokers who determine who is eligible and how they should be transported to and from their appointments. In other states you will have to seek approval from Medicaid directly. Rates will vary so you will have to do a little research in order to find out if it is worth transporting Medicaid clients in your area. However, such an opportunity usually means a good monthly volume of decent paying work as well as checks that come on time like clockwork.

Medical Institutions

Many transportation businesses get contracts directly with hospitals, medical centers, dialysis centers and various other medical institutions. Such relationships can provide you with one off clients who are being discharged from the emergency room or regular clients who have appointments for treatments as often as three times a week.

Retirement Communities and Nursing Homes

Another great market to tap into is retirement homes and assisted living communities. These people who are aged or disable often require transport for medical appointments. They will also often need transport for other purposes such as shopping, recreation or visiting family members.

Opportunities with Schools

Schools often require daily transportation services for disabled students. Such a contract could provide one of your vans with several hours of work every morning and afternoon transporting these children to and from school. They may also require specialized transportation for occasional school field trips.

Workers Compensation

Many NEMT businesses also provide transportation to those on workers compensation. People who have been injured at work often need transportation to and from medical clinics for checkups and treatments.

Contact workers compensation authorities in your state to find out how you can go about applying to provide medical transportation to recipients of workers compensation.

Local Health Authorities

Once you business is set up, licensed and in compliance with local regulations you can then submit your details to health authorities in your state. Health authorities often receive requests from individuals or organizations looking for non-emergency medical transportation. If your business is on the list of contacts that is given out in cases where such enquiries are received then you can pick up some easy business without much effort.

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Medical Transportation Business Names

By Alan Redford

When it comes to starting a non-emergency medical transportation business it is important that you choose a suitable name. Many entrepreneurs overlook the importance that a name can play in the development of a brand. The right name can help you to make a great first impression on people in your market and it can help you to build long term relationships and reputation.

Don't make the mistake of leaving this important decision to the last minute like other business owners do. Put some thought into coming up with a great name that will serve your ambulette business well as you develop and grow over the years.

Here are a list of points that you may consider as you go about the process of naming your non-emergency medical transportation business (NEMT business).

Relevance and Professionalism

A great name should be relevant to what your business does. Rather than having something obscure that leaves people guessing, you may as well use the words 'medical' and 'transportation' in the title. This will immediately communicate to people exactly what it is that you do.

You could even use other words that further define your services. It can be a good idea to avoid getting too specific though as you may change your business model further down the line and cater to a different section of the market.

The qualities that people will look for in a medical transportation business are of course professionalism and reliability. Your name should instill confidence in people and let them know that you are indeed a reliable operation that is committed to running a safe and reliable ambulette service. For this reason, many small business owners use their own surname or first name as a part of their business name.

Be Unique, Original and Memorable

While the word 'transportation' will hardly be unique in the industry you can combine it with other words to create something new and original that will stand out. Take a look at what other local non-emergency medical transportation companies have done with their names and make sure that your name clearly distinguishes your business from theirs.

A great name should be memorable. As well as giving people a good first impression it should be easy enough, and catchy enough so that it stands out in their minds over the long term. Create a list of names and then run them by some of your friends and colleagues to find out which ones have a positive impact on them. Ask them about the names again several days later and see which ones they are able to remember.

Legal Considerations

There are also important legal considerations to think about when it comes to choosing a name. You absolutely must ensure that the name that you select is not already in use by another business in the same industry. Run a names search through the database at your county clerks office and do a thorough check online to make sure that your selection will not cause you to encounter legal issues further down the road.

Practical and Functional

Good choices for names will typically be short and practical. A short name is easier to remember and more practical when it comes to using it on business cards or using it to answer the phone. Don't mess around with words that are difficult to spell or pronounce.

You may also consider a name that works well as an acronym. For example, 'Sacramento Transportation Services' could be called STS for short.

Remember that you will want to get a website set up at some point. Before you finalize your choice and register a name for your business you should also snap up any relevant domain names.

Brainstorming for Ideas

To help you come up with some name ideas put a big list of relevant words together. These words could be related to your location, your industry, your market or the services that you offer. You could also come up with words related to reliability and friendliness that describe your service. Emotional sounding words can also have a strong impact.

As well as your own thoughts you can also ask other people for their opinions. Look over some of the names that other medical transportation businesses around the world are using for ideas. Names in use by businesses in the transportation and medical industries may also provide some inspiration.

Some entrepreneurs even hire branding or marketing consultants to help them come up with the right name and brand image before they go into business. It could be a good idea to seek professional help if you really feel that you are not up to this important task.

A Name to Be Proud Of

Perhaps most importantly, the owner of the business has to love its name. You ideally need a name that you can feel proud to be associated with. The right choice should inspire you, help you to focus on developing the business and make you want to work hard to grow your brand name.

Once you have started your business it is not easy to backtrack and make changes to your name. if you do so then you will come up against many expenses relating to alterations to paperwork and printed promotional materials. Changing your business name is one of the best ways to confuse and isolate your customers unless the process is carefully managed.

For the above reasons it is essential that you ensure that you have a great name for your non-emergency medical transportation business right from the start. Give this important decision the time and attention that is deserves.

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Non-emergency Hospital Transport Services

by: Ark Angel Transport

There is a big difference between emergency transport and non-emergency transport. Emergency transport is needed in case of medical emergency such as a heart attack, a gunshot wound, stroke, car accident or other serious injuries. In such cases, timing, and it is important to the patient to hospital as soon as possible.

Non-emergency transport occurs when a patient is transported from one place to another without speeding without lights and sirens during transport. In such cases, the rate of patient arrival is not important.

Non-emergency transport includes:

• Medical Transportation

• Transport for Elderly

• Physically Handicapped Transit

• Hospital Transport Services

Some brief information about "hospital transport."

Non-emergency transport Service to hospital known as planned, the transfer of non-urgent patients within a National Health Service medical to another. This service has a wide variety of vehicles and the level of care provided to patients.

Transportation to a hospital is an important part of health care, but quality and related services to non-emergency transport to hospital were rarely discussed in relation to emergency hospital transport. This systematic review examines the factors of quality and safety of the place of the non-urgent.

For example, if a patient does not move freely or go on its own, then he or she applies in hospital emergency and non-medical office and home markets. The aim is to the patient from one place to another, so that medical help, instead of treatment and rapid transport to the emergency department. Some hospitals and other institutions offer non-emergency transportation as part of its services and this service is provided by specialized companies.

Who are the personnel of non-emergency instrumentation for patients?

Well, the service for non-emergency transport for patients who are clinically able to take their own path and hospitals to make an appointment or to stay and have no other way to travel.

Non-emergency Infirmary instrumentation includes:

• Discharges from hospital to location

• Inter-hospital transference of a prodigious infirmary in a fine infirmary

• Conveyance to and from nursing homes for dates or arrangement

• Transfer to and from specialized symptomatic centers and patients, daily treatment.


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Amb-U-Car, One of the Largest Medical Transportation Companies in NJ, Rediscovers the Marketing Value of the Internet

Amb-U-Car, one of the largest medical transportation companies in NJ, rediscovers the marketing value of the Internet.

Fort Lee, NJ As a well established business Amb-U-Car, a premier provider of ambulance transportation in Northern New Jersey, had a web site for quite some time. The web site (www.ambucar.com), however, wasn’t performing well so they turned to 1WebImage, Inc. - a professional and experienced web design firm to enhance its performance.

Dependable Medical Transport Services Bringing Heart Safe Environment and Driver Certification Process to Their Customers

Dependable Medical Transport Services Bringing Heart Safe Environment and Driver Certification Process to Their Customers

Dependable Medical Transport Services (DMTS), a leading non emergent transportation company, based in Phoenix, Arizona, announced today that it’s focus on safe, efficient transportation and extraordinary customer care will be further enhanced by placing Automatic External Defibrillators (AED’s) in each Paratransit van along with the implementation of a Certified Transport Specialist Program.

July 19, 2011

Non-emergency Medical Transportation Gears Up For Rising Elderly Population

The growth rate of the elderly population in the U.S. has greatly surpassed the growth rate of the population as a whole, making non-emergency medical transportation (NEMT) more vital than ever.

Xtreme Care Ambulance Announce Medical Transportation Services in San Diego County

Xtreme Care Ambulance today announced the following Emergency and Non-Emergency Medical Transportation Services to the San Diego County Market.

1st Ambuport Inc. Announces Non-Emergency Patient Transfer Services

1st AmbuPort Inc. is proud to introduce our non-emergency patient transfer services. Our mission is to provide the best possible quality medical care and transportation We operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our base is location in Toronto.

Express Medical Transporters Announces New Service Territory

First Approved Non-Emergency Medical Transportation Service Provider in More Than 40 Years to Serve Hillsborough, Pinellas and Pasco Counties

Health Connections Coach Service to Visit Thunder Bay

Pacific Western Transportation will preview its successful Health Connections service in Thunder Bay on July 14, 2011.

Non-Emergency Transportation Services Plans 100 Franchise Locations to Meet Growing Need

With EMT having proven its success and viability in the St. Louis metropolitan market, president Squitieri said a research firm identified 157 additional markets throughout the country with similar non-emergency transportation needs.

EMT Participates in MDA Telethon in St. Louis

Non-emergency medical transportation company donates more than $35,000

Santa Margarita Ford to Exhibit at California Association of Health Facilities (CAHF)

Santa Margarita Ford's Mobility Motoring team will be demonstrating new transportation options for the physically challenged at the annual CAHF convention this November. The Orange County Ford dealer has proudly served the community for 60 years.

Comfort Care, WellMed Mark One Million Miles Of Patient Transports With Special Donation

Comfort Care Transportation will log its 1 millionth mile of patient transports sometime this month. To celebrate, the lucky Million Mile Rider gets to name an Austin-area charity to receive a $1,500 donation from Comfort Care.

Before Hiring a Medical Transportation Service

Author: Karen Jhonson

Medical transportation is an essential part of the medical industry. Medical transport needed to transport patients, medical supplies and equipment, both in emergency and non-emergency situations.

Moving a seriously ill patient from one medical institution to another require the comfort and security belonging to the sick person, all along with the time it should take to get them to the professional medical premises. You must do a lot of things for a medical transport. Here are some fundamental information on medical transportation, and a convenient "check list" of the things you might need.

The first thing that you as a “guardian” need to figure out is the distance. This will assist in determining both the need for comfort of your loved one and it will help to decide the mode of transportation required.

There are no exact answers to the question whether air or ground transport is best. Ground transportation is definitely cheaper and the air is certainly faster. A good question to ask you is how long it will take to transport both by air and by ground. Then look at the requirement of your loved one. Will they be capable to stand certain amount of time in a transport? You should always consult your doctor before using medical transport. Your doctor will advise you whether you should go by air or by ground.

Give details on the level of transport needed - You can do this simply by working with your medical transport manager to settle on your schedule combined with the times you want to transfer sick person and the mode of transfer required by of the medical care institution.

Make sure you provide information about the patient being transferred. This will include basic information such as:

• Patient name
• Age of the patient
• Patient's medical history
• The patient's current diagnosis
• The patient's current location and the destination facility

The medical transportation company may also need the details of any family member that will go with the medical patient.
The company must then give you an estimate that factors not just the trip but at the same time about the road trips, pickup and drop-off specifics with any costs required for landing at the endpoint.
Once you have your price, agree on a way of payment. If patient has health insurance that covers medical transportation, mention it along with the approval sought for the insurance.

Having payment issues out of the way, the medical transportation company will be sending you a copy of the medical transportation schedule which will contain the departure and planned arrival details along with the timeframe of the trip.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR
This article has been provided courtesy of http://www.medicaltransportflorida.com. Ark Angel Transport is a Non Emergency Medical Transport Services in Florida, USA offers a wide range of medical transport, long distance medical transport services, elderly transportation, handicapped transportation, hospital transportation and medical patient transportation.

July 18, 2011

What is the Need of Medical Transportation

Author: Karen Jhonson

Medical transportation can be needed for different situations, such as emergencies caused by heart attacks, injuries or for people who are unaware of how to get a suffering person to the hospital safely and comfortably. Ambulances are one of the most common forms of medical transportation, and they can be easily contacted and requested. Other situations when medical transport needed are if the patient needs to travel a great distance in a specific position or if they need medication or the aid of medical equipment while traveling.

Everyone gets benefits when patients are transported to their medical appointments on time with comfort. Medical transporters help patients keep their appointments and to make them reach to the place within time as well as comfort. They provide priceless services to nursing home staff where patients stay, and family members who might not be able to lift the patient into a car & to reach to the doctor or at hospital at the time of appointments. The indications of the patient’s improved health are evident for patients who are able to keep their treatment appointments on the time regularly.

Here are some of the eye catching benefits which we can get from medical transportation.

To Keep Appointments of Patients:

Sometimes people are very severely sick or injured to drive themselves to their appointments. People who need to keep their treatment on the regular basis at the accurate time like wound care treatment or their radiation treatments might not be able to go on time by themselves medical transportation can be very handy in those situations.

Patient Comfort:

Medical transportation can be a great comfort for the patients who are strictly instructed to remain lying down or to be in a specific position during transportation. They can feel a great comfort on a bed inside a clean, air-conditioned transport van or ambulance. Mostly they have someone sitting next to them. A medical person remain present in the van for the constant examination of the patient’s health to avoid any worst situation during transportation. Strong transport personnel help them into and out of the van, wheel the gurney and may also assist them getting into a wheelchair at the clinic if possible.

Nursing Homes Residents:

Nursing home residents use vans usually equipped with oxygen canisters, medical supplies and gurneys when they need to go to medical appointment for treatments. Patients who can at least sit up may do so, but patients who are severely ill may need to lie down.

Schedule without Family Members:

Most of the times family members are not prepared to deal with transport issues for example when their loved one needs to breathe oxygen from tubing on the way to their treatments. Sometimes there are too many scheduling problems for family members to make their loved available at the preferable appointment schedule. Medical transportation can be the beneficial option for the families when they know their loved one is in good hands and getting the care they need.


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Before Hiring Ground or Road Medical Transportation

Karen Jhonson

There are mainly two type of medical transportation services one is emergency and other is non-emergency. Non-emergency transportation service is become very handy when you are not in emergency to transport your loved one immediately. It is especially to provide comfort, care and efficient service for the person who is either physically challenged or very ill.

There are certainly various ways of the non-emergency medical transportation. Either by road which is definitely cheaper or by air which is costly but faster than road. When you want to choose the transportation services from these two the entire decision depends on the situation of your loved one.

The medical transportation can become a stressful when it is a long distance medical transportation. There are various companies which are providing medical transportation services by various ways. When choosing a transportation company for the long distance transportation you need to analyze the comfort level they are providing to the patient.

When you choose road transportation service for the long distance medical transportation you should analyze various companies before hiring any like their services, cost, vehicle size, facilities in vehicle like some emergency instruments, staff and their efficiency etc. There are a lot of companies in United States for the medical transportation. Almost all companies have the different size of vehicles you need to check the availability of the vehicle that best suits your loved one’s need.

Sometime when you collecting information about the companies from the websites you will find many companies put the pictures of the vehicle and other instruments but in real there is nothing such that, so you should collect as much information as you can.

As because of the long distance medical transportation you should also keep in mind that the journey should not become stressful for your loved one. Many companies providing entertainment facilities within the vehicles so the patient would not feel bore.

You also need to see staff within the vehicle which is responsible to handle the any emergency during journey must be efficient. Stretcher and other instruments must be there to carry in and out for the patient.

You should ask them about their insurance policies they are providing. There are various insurance but the best one is General Liability Insurance because it covers almost all kind risk that can be associated with these kinds of services.


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Difference Between Emergency and Non-Emergency Medical Transport

Author: Karen Jhonson

A medical transport service transports ill, injured and disabled people from one place to another. These services are often requested when the person needs medical attention quickly. Many medical transport vehicles have special privileges on highway roads. For example, an ambulance usually has the right of the way at all points in traffic during an emergency. Also, most of the regions have established a variety of medical transport service to transport people in both emergency and non-emergency.

Emergency medical transport can mean any transport (airplanes, helicopters, ambulance) that can get people to a health center in a hurry. It is different from non-emergency medical transportation. The non-emergency transport may transport people to hospitals, home, or over distances.

As ambulances and helicopters (or even airplanes) are showing up in emergencies, they must have emergency medical technicians (generally known as ‘EMT’), who are qualified for all types of treatment to stabilize the patient until the patient reaches the hospital. People who have seen ambulances may have noted lots of medical equipments such as: bandages, defibrillators, intravenous line bags and all types of monitors that can help medical technicians to carry out their work. There are various levels in EMT (Emergency Medical Technicians) training and certain types of transport may indicate a more highly skilled EMT.

The non-emergency medical transport is a kind of medical transportation which is provided in non-emergency situations to people who require special medical care. Ambulances, helicopters, and other vehicles are used in non-emergency medical transport; however the goal of such transportation is to get the patient from one place to another. Today, many hospitals and medical centers are offering non-emergency medical transportation as a part of their services, and this service is also available through specialty medical transportation companies.

The cost of non-emergency medical transportation is significantly lower than emergency transport. This is because the staffs of the non-emergency transportation vehicle are not engaged in medical interventions to save the life of the patient during the trip, and because the trip is much safer as the driver or pilot does not need to speed up to reach the hospital or medical center. The possibility of traveling schedule also reduces costs because it can be scheduled for a regular work shift without the need to request overtime or odd working hours.

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July 17, 2011

A Senior Transportation Company Can Take You To And From Your Destination

Author: Aloysius Aucoin

An ambulette driver can also take you on a long distance or interstate trip and they will make sure your experience is stress-free and relaxing.

Most ambulette companies are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, so they will be there for you when you need them. Ambulette companies typically service individuals, corporate clients, hospitals, universities, law offices, and many government agencies. An ambulette company can provide transportation for you and your loved ones. You can bring your luggage with you and anything else that you need.

Ambulette companies or senior transportation companies are experts in the field of transportation and they will make sure you are and your family members are comfortable. Ambulette companies transport senior citizens and disabled individuals in large vans that meet the standards of the department of transportation in your state. Their vans have raised doors and climate control, and they will make sure the temperature is comfortable for you. They also have spacious, comfortable seats. Their vehicles are reliable and clean, and they can accommodate many passengers with luggage. Ambulette companies also provide many different types of specialized equipment like wheelchairs and stretchers.

Most senior transportation companies are licensed and insured and they will make sure you arrive at your destination safely. Ambulette drivers are experienced professionals and they hold commercial driver's licenses. They are registered by the Department of Motor Vehicles and they have experience working with special needs clients. They have also passed courses in passenger and vehicle safety and they can take you to any destination and back if you wish. If necessary, they can also transfer patients from their beds.

If you need transportation, contact an ambulette company today. An ambulette representative will make sure all your concerns and questions are answered. Getting around your city or the rest of the world can be a challenge and time-consuming if you are a senior citizen or if you have a disability, a senior transportation company can help you. Ambulette drivers are dependable, so you don't have to worry about security and safety issues.

You can hire an ambulette service when you need to run errands, visit your family members and friends, go out for a special occasion, or if you just want to have fun with your partner around the city. Ambulette drivers are known for their timeliness, and they will make sure you arrive at your destination on time. They can also take you and your family members to and from the airport. Why go through the frustration of carrying luggage and searching for transportation, when you can have an ambulette waiting for you as you leave the terminal. Your ambulette driver can carry your luggage for you and make your life easier, especially after a long flight. More importantly, an ambulette driver will allow you to concentrate on important things rather than maps and directions.


In Brooklyn, senior transportation may be difficult to find. When you do choose a company, make sure they provide reliable service with quality care. For more information, visit: http://www.dependableambulette.com/

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Top Reasons for Hiring an Ambulette Service!

Author: Anna Woodward

Here are the top reasons for hiring ambulette companies when you need a ride!

Specific Needs are Met
Some individuals who require transportation also require medical supervision. Ambulette drivers can provide medical assistance when necessary and they have an ADA certification. When you need reliable transportation and medical supervision, hiring this type of personal driver is the only option for you!

Save You Money
The cost of hiring an ambulance to take you somewhere can be overwhelming. Just imagine doing this several times a week. A medically trained personal driver can take you anywhere you want to go for a reasonable price and he will supervise your health while you are being transported. For a fraction of the cost, you will receive ample medical attention. These types of transportation companies balance medical needs and cost like no other!

Do More and Get Around Easier
Disability affects millions of people in the world. The life of senior citizens and disabled individuals can be challenging. However, if you hire a medically trained personal driver, you'll be able do more and you'll never be late to an appointment again.

Keep You Safe
Our roads are getting busier and more dangerous, so when you get into a vehicle, you want to know that you will be safe. Ambulette companies take travel safety to a higher level and they offer reliable transportation. There are numerous options when you need to go somewhere. The choices quickly diminish if you have special travel needs. For people with medical conditions or disabilities, the safest way of traveling is through a senior and disabled citizen transportation service.

Take You Anywhere
A senior and disabled citizen transportation company is your transportation solution, no matter where you are and where you need to go. If you need a ride to your doctor's office, the airport, mall, a wedding, pharmacy, beauty salon, grocery store, nursing facility, hospital, social gathering, or Sunday church service, you can count on medically trained personal drivers to get you there quickly and safely!

Clean Vehicles
Senior and disabled citizen transportation companies take pride in their immaculately clean vehicles and professionalism. Their experienced drivers go to great lengths to keep their vehicles clean. Their vehicles are clean at all times.

Spacious Vehicles
Senior and disabled citizen transportation vehicles are large and spacious and they offer a high level of comfort. These spacious vehicles ensure enough hip and leg room. They also provide enough room for passengers with wheelchairs, your belongings, and bulky baggage.

Great Customer Service
These types of transportation companies provide people with door-to-door service. When you contact an ambulette service, your personal driver will come to your home, carry your baggage for you, and help you get in the vehicle if necessary. When your safety and life is on the line, don't take any risks. A medically trained personal driver will give you peace of mind!


Need a ride to common destinations such as the dentist or doctor, but aren't able to get there on your own due to illness or disability? A Brooklyn ambulette service is sure to solve your transportation problems with a smile! Learn more at http://www.dependableambulette.com.

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July 7, 2011

Safe and Secure: Non-Emergency Medical Transport

by Ark Angel Transport

Security is a safety for this type of non-emergency medical transportation and staffs are generally brought to a good education and they are well qualified safe enough, so they give you a good, if not great service.

Non-emergency medical transportation is a form of health in non-emergency situations provided such medical attention. Helicopter ambulances, emergency vehicles and others can be used in non-emergency medical transportation.

But the goal is to transport patients from one place to another, so that medical aid, rather than putting on the field of treatment and rapid transport to an emergency loan. Some hospitals and other institutions are offering transportation non-emergency medical as part of their services and this service through specialized companies.

We note that non-emergency medical transportation service, are often used to help transport loans, if it is not a priority for the most urgent needs that have been treated by another service.

For such non-emergency medical transportation you need in a medical emergency, meet demand for comfortable and convenient form of transportation service to your home to the nearest clinic or hospital of your choice.

A candidate for the non-medical emergency is medically stable, but medical help. Hospitals sometimes use to transfer the patient transport non-emergency, as in the case of a surgical candidate, hospitals work with a staff surgeon or a switch to take advantage of special facilities.

In these cases, patients should be monitored, but their cases are not urgent, they are good candidates for non-emergency medical transportation. Patients can be moved by pressing a day center for medical care and transport facility by more general non-medical emergency, to make room for emergencies.

Some of the unique advantages we can get medical transport.

Keep appointments for patients

Patient comfort

Nursing homes

Free Family Plan

The bill for the non-medical emergency is much lower than those for emergency transportation. This is because the Department of Transportation does not participate in medical interventions to save the patient on the journey, and the road is much safer because the driver or pilot is not the speed to a medical facility.


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This article has been providing courtesy of http://www.medicaltransportflorida.com. Ark Angel Transport is a non emergency medical transportation in Florida, USA offers a wide range of medical transport, long distance medical transport services, wheelchair vans, elderly transportation, handicapped transportation services, hospital transportation and medical patient transportation.