Rideshare-Based Medical Transportation for Medicaid Patients and Primary Care Show Rates: A Difference-in-Difference Analysis of a Pilot Program 1,2 3 4 5 Krisda H. Chaiyachati, MD , Rebecca A. Hubbard, PhD , Alyssa Yeager, MD ,Brian Mugo, MD , 6 7 2,6 Judy A. Shea, PhD , Roy Rosin, MBA , and David Grande, MD 1 2 VA Advanced Fellow at the Cpl. Michael Crescenz VA Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA, USA; Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA; Department of Biostatistics, Epidemiology & Informatics, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 4 5 6 PA, USA; Yale-New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT, USA; Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, USA; Division of General Internal Medicine at the Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA; Penn Medicine Center for Health Care Innovation, Philadelphia, PA, USA. CONCLUSIONS: Results of this pilot program suggest BACKGROUND: Transportation to primary care is a well- that offering a rideshare-based transportation service documented barrier for patients with Medicaid, despite can increase show rates to primary care for Medicaid access to non-emergency medical transportation (NEMT) patients. benefits. Rideshare services, which offer greater conve- nience and lower cost, have been proposed as an NEMT
Journal of General Internal Medicine – Springer Journals
Published: Jan 29, 2018
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