The True Cost of Not Going to See The Doctor

Long Distance Medical Transportation

There was a time, not too long ago, that when someone said “I want nothing less than the best care,” it usually meant the best care around.

The Importance of Caregivers

I knew a young lady from Pennsylvania with Spinal Muscular Atrophy who needed transportation services to her sister’s wedding in Florida.

Help Your Loved Ones Get Relief

Do you know someone who is trapped in their own home? Someone who is sick or disabled, and can’t really get out the house?

Medical Transportation

The amount of elderly and disabled people is currently on the rise, and will continue to be for the foreseeable future. Unfortunately not all are able to get proper care simply because they cannot physically get from their home to the doctor. They stay home either suffering in pain, or just continue to deteriorate. This is why non-emergency medical transportation is extremely necessary for absolutely everyone.

When an emergency happens you call 911 and an ambulance is dispatched to your immediate location. They are only used in times of last-minute emergencies, but what about those who need to get to the hospital to simply make an appointment? That is why you call for a non-emergency medical transport.

Sometime the elderly patent has a specialist appointment that’s only available in another state. In these cases, companies like ACC Medlink are nationally trusted with long distance medical transportation services.

Depending on where you live, and the insurance you carry this could be a potentially free service for you or your loved ones. It was determined that when people miss their medical appointments due to lack of transportation it actually costs everyone else in the long run. It increases insurance costs by adding on more unnecessary appointments to your plan, which then increases the average amount of times insurance companies assume people need medical care, which then is passed on to every other consumer. If every day one person in every hospital misses their appointment (which is most likely the case) that is millions of time slots that people are charged for, and worse, that others could have used.

In addition to that, if a patient needs an appointment, then clearly something is wrong and needs attention. By not showing up to a necessary appointment this could cause the problem to worsen. Which then requires more medical care for the patient, which once again increases costs to the consumer.

With this in mind politicians back in the 70s first proposed the idea of non-emergency medical transportation. It is much better when the patient heals, because then they have a better shot at once again becoming a productive member of society, or by simply providing a free, or cost-effective, method of transportation to those in need, we free up people who would normally be driving these patients to rejoin the workforce.

If you’re reading this, then you’re looking into this program because either you need help, or someone you love does. The good news is most major cities have this plan already in place and it’s helping millions across the country today. So contact your insurance provider today for help, but if your city doesn’t then write your congressman and get the ball rolling.

Many people in wheelchairs can’t rely on bus, taxi or personal transportation services. This is why there are medical transport services.These services can provide day-to-day services that will allow a person confined to a wheelchair to have the everyday needs of transportation met.

Medical Transports are very reliable. I know that many public buses have lifts and there are folding seats that can be moved in order to make a place on the bus for the disabled. The problem is that a person in a wheelchair has to physically go to the bus stop and wait for the bus. Sometimes the buses do not have enough room to accommodate someone in a wheelchair because they are all filled up. 

It means that the wheelchair person must wait another 20 minutes to an hour for another bus. Usually, waiting takes a lot of time out of a busy day that could be spent doing errands instead of waiting for buses. Medical Transports usually arrive quicker than the bus and always have room. These medical transport companies will take customers to medical appointments including dialysis if needed. People confined to wheelchairs can go shopping, to the movies, or out for a meal in a restaurant.

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What is Non-Emergency Medical Transportation?

A non-emergency medical transport is a transportation benefit offered to recipients through managed care organizations and health insurance provides. Medical transports helps barriers in transportation along with preventing patients from missing medical appointments.

A non-emergency medical transport helps individuals get to and from medical care, for appointments. The goal of a non-emergency medical transport is to get a patient from one location to another while offering them medical support. This transportation is not made to offer treatment or a rapid transport to an emergency department. Instead they offer support and assistance.

The transportation is made to be comfortable, assuring, safe, and relaxing. Non-emergency medical transportation offers patients a safe way to get to and from medical appointments and facilities. If you’re experiencing medical issues that are not an emergency, but you still feel the need of having someone transport you to the hospital, then non-emergency medical transportation is for you. It is always nice to have support and be able to rely on someone to be there for you. The non-emergency medical transportation companies makes sure that all of your needs are met.

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The Importance of Having Someone Medically Trained Transport You

When being medically transported it is important to have someone with experience to be there for you. To show you support and keep an eye on your vitals. These individuals have been in this situation before, they know how to keep the patients calm. They are able to ease your mind and answer any questions that may pop up. They are able to make you comfortable and truly satisfy your needs. 

These professionals are honest with you and they alert you on anything you need to know. Having an individual medically trained is important for many reasons, such as a patient needs a dressing changed or having a patient who requires a feeding tube or catheter. It is important to know that all needs of the patient are being met, and a professional is on deck if something were to go wrong during the transportation.


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