SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - Dec. 13, 2018 - PRLog --Non Emergency Medical Transportation Accreditation Commission (NEMTAC) is pleased to announce several Founding Members to their newly established NEMTAC Advisory Boards. NEMTAC recently initiated an open “Call to Action” and the organization welcomed the interest of non-emergency medical transportation (NEMT) industry stakeholders, thought leaders and interested applicants from across the U.S.
NEMTAC Advisory Board members play a critical role within the organization by contributing their time, knowledge, and insights to ensure that each NEMTAC initiative addresses the challenges medical transportation providers, payers and patients face each day.
Founding Advisory Board Members are:
Anantha Rao, CTO & COO, WellRyde
Myron Hammes, Managing Partner, Schedule Viewer
Brendan McNiff, Director of Transportation, RoundTrip
Jessica Hylander, Director of Healthcare Compliance, First Transit
Laura Fleet, CEO and Co-Founder, SendaRide
Tom Fairhurst, President, Highland Patient Transport
Carlos Ayestas, VP of Client Relations, Priority Transportation Services
Jason Stempin, Commercial Business Development Manager, Vantage Mobility International (VMI)
“We welcome each of our new Advisory Board members and look forward to their contributions,” said Melissa Jankowski, NEMTAC Executive Director. “Our Advisory Board members will provide tremendous perspective on the non-emergency medical transportation (NEMT) industry and guide our organization as we seek to positively impact the delivery of high quality medical transportation services.”
The Non Emergency Medical Transportation Accreditation Commission (NEMTAC) was established as a nonprofit organization to enhance and promote the quality of care in America's medical transportation system. NEMTAC standards represent industry best practices designed to ensure consistently high-quality customer care, safe vehicle operations and ethical business practices. In addition to accreditation, NEMTAC provides advanced education and training certificate programs to individuals seeking a career in the medical transportation industry. For more information visit www.nemtac.org.
About the Non-Emergency Medical Transportation (NEMT) Industry
The NEMT industry provides a critical non-ambulance transportation link between patients and their medical care needs, including appointments with physicians and other services, such as dialysis, diagnostic tests or wound care. 17,000+ companies in the NEMT industry provide millions of transports annually for patients, typically for pre-scheduled services. However, it's estimated that missed care appointments due to a lack of transportation cost the U.S. healthcare system billions of dollars each year.