There were also reports of service providers showing up late, such as the man who missed his out of state medical appointment because his ride arrived 4 hours after the scheduled pick-up time (New Medical Transport Program Tests Patients' Patience). Or the dialysis outpatient who had to be hospitalized due to complications resulting from repeated late arrivals and missed treatments because of scheduling errors (State's New Transportation Service Provider Picking Up Complaints). EMS providers have expressed concern over LogistiCare's ability to meet the demands of rural service (Some EMS Workers Worried about New Approach for Transportation Medicaid Patients). And an elder abuse complaint against LogistiCare has been submitted to the State on behalf of a Wisconsin senior (County Reports Complaints with Privatized Service). A Facebook page has been created for those concerned about the recent changes: Keep Local Control of Wisconsin Medical Transportation.
In the following video Portage County Executive, Patty Dreier and David Adamczak, Mobility Management Director of the Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) for Portage County, Wisconsin discuss the major changes effecting NEMT in Wisconsin. See the LogistiCare Wisconsin Facility Network for more information.
Discussion starts @ 9:53 min.
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All blog posts and directory page dealing with non-emergency medical transportation can be found on the NEMT Index. To find out what other transport options there are available see Wisconsin Wheelchair Accessible Transportation.