April 26, 2009

Start Your Own NEMT Business

START YOUR OWN NON-EMERGENCY MEDICAL TRANSPORTATION BUSINESS - Compared to opening a franchise or buying an existing business, starting up your own NEMT company is probably the most affordable way for entrepreneurs or existing businesses to enter the industry. Many successful NEMT operations have begun as home based businesses with 1 or 2 vans run by individuals, families, or partnerships. For established companies, NEMT is a lucrative area to diversify into, especially if they are already in a related business such as home health care products or services, taxi, or ambulance services. Every business has it's unique aspects. One proven method entrepreneurs have of acquainting themselves with a business opportunity is finding a mentor or industry expert to help guide and inform them in making the right choices. One of the leaders in the NEMT industry is Joel Davis. In the following video, he shares his straight forward and balanced approach to starting up your own successful non-emergency medical transportation company.

How To Build A Million Dollar Medical Transportation Company is an e-course that guides entrepreneurs towards establishing a successful non-emergency medical transportation service. Besides the 320 page e-book, the package also includes an ambulette drivers manual,employee handbook, and other bonus materials including the 135 page e-book:Secrets Strategies For Building Wealth & Independence (a $49.95 value). The program has been developed by entrepreneur, Joel Davis who shares the knowledge and experience gained from having starting his own successful NEMT service: Safe & Direct Transportation Services in New York City. The following are links to a series of videos (on this site) featuring Joel Davis in conversation with owner/operators who have used the How To Build A Million Dollar Medical Transportation Company e-course to start their own successful NEMT service:

- Interview with Steffon Liford of Loving Touch Transportation, Michigan
- Interview with Robert Hall of Basic Life Support, Arizona
- Interview with Carlos Banks of The Wheelchair Taxi, North Carolina
- Interview with Howard Berkowitz & Danny Hester of Tropical Transportation, Fl.

NEMT Business Opportunities - Introduction to NEMT
Buying an Existing NEMT Business featuring The Tenney Group
Opening a NEMT Franchise featuring Express Medical Transporters
Interview with Dr. Richard Terry discussing Health Care & the Future of NEMT
NEMT Scheduling, Dispatch, and Invoicing: DME 2.0 and Dispatching For Dollars

April 12, 2009

Non-Emergency Medical Transportation (NEMT) / Ambulette Service Providers

Links to providers of Non-Emergency Medical Transportation (NEMT) services in the United States and Canada; also known as Ambulette, Ambucab, Cabulance, Medi-Bus, Medi-Van, or Medi-Car Services. For more information see the NEMT Resources Page and the NEMT Index. My other website, The Paratransit Watch -EXTRA has numerous articles to help users of NEMT services become better informed about the service they should expect from NEMT Providers.

NEWS: Rural Kentucky Medicaid Bus Service Shuts Down


After two decades of service, Kentucky River Foothills Development Council will stop providing it's Foothills Express bus service to Medicaid recipients in Richmond Kentucky. The service will now be available through the LKLP Community Action Council.

April 8, 2009

University Paratransit Services

Links to paratransit services available on college and university campuses.

California - Paratransit Services - California State University Northridge
Georgia - Para Transit - Georgia College & State University
Georgia - Para-Transit Service - Emory University
Illinois - ADA Paratransit Service - Western Illinois University
Illinois - Paratransit Service - University of Illinois at Chicago
Iowa - Bionic Bus - University of Iowa

Maryland - Paratransit Service - Towson University
Maryland - Paratransit Services - University of Maryland
Michigan - Paratransit Service - University of Michigan
Minnesota - Paratransit Service - University of Minnesota
North Carolina - Accessible Para-Transit - Duke University
Ohio - Handivan - Ohio State University

Ohio - Paratransit Services - University of Toledo
Oklahoma - Paratransit Services - Oklahoma State University
Pennsylvania - CATARIDE - Pennsylvania State University
Texas - Paratransit Services - Texas A&M University
Virginia - DART - University of Virginia
Wyoming - TransPark Paratransit - University of Wyoming

April 6, 2009

NEMT Business Opportunities

What is non-emergency medical transportation? It "involves getting a patient to and from the source of medical care when the conditions are not life threatening." The client may need to take the trip in a wheelchair, stretcher, or be ambulatory.

How do ambulette service providers make money? These services are paid for by clients directly, or by third parties such as State Medicaid, Worker's Compensation, or Veterans Affairs.

What is the potential of this industry? The segment of the population (65+) that uses NEMT the most will grow at a rate of 2.8% annually between 2010 and 2030. As well, the trend toward more cost effective Health Care means increased reliance on NEMT -"Procedures that once were performed only on an inpatient basis are increasingly performed in a variety of outpatient care settings."
Interview with Dr. Richard Terry for more information.

How can entrepreneurs take advantage of this opportunity?

What next?

I have lots of resources available on this website to help you get started: Entrepreneur Interviews, Industry Resource Links, Service Provider Profiles, and Service Provider Database. Finally, below is a list of all blog posts that deal specifically with starting a NEMT company:

- Interview with Robert Hall of Basic Life Support, Arizona.
- Interview with Carlos Banks of The Wheelchair Taxi, North Carolina

Find more blog posts and directory pages that deal primarily with non-emergency medical transportation on the NEMT Index.

April 4, 2009

NEMT Case Study: Tropical Transportation

CASE STUDY - Joel Davis, author of "How to Build a Million Dollar Medical Transportation Company" in conversation with Howard Berkowitz and Danny Hester from Tropical Transportation located in South Florida. Howard and Danny describe how they have used Joel's ebook and his logistics training manual: Dispatching For Dollars to help them start and grow a successful Non-Emergency Medical Transportation Business. Even though Howard had an extensive business background and Dan had 20 years experience in the industry, they found Joel's resources invaluable to their success. They started running their company as a home based business - run out of Dan's garage, and now they have offices in both Ft. Lauderdale and Palm Beach.

- Interview with Carlos Banks of The Wheelchair Taxi, North Carolina


Find more blog posts and directory pages that deal primarily with non-emergency medical transportation on the NEMT Index.