With only 10% of Americans battling substance abuse receiving care, LogistiCare and NEMTAC look to NEMT to help connect patients to treatment
LogistiCare is the nation’s largest and most experienced non-emergency medical transportation (NEMT) broker. We partnered with The Non-Emergency Medical Transportation Accreditation Commission (NEMTAC) to quantify the business and public finance case for addressing the substance abuse epidemic through NEMT.
For many years, there has been a widening gap in the number of people needing substance abuse treatment and those who receive care. There are many reasons for this disparity, one of which includes lack of access to transportation.
According to National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) statistics compiled over a 12-month period, 21.6 million Americans aged 12 or older needed treatment for drug and/or alcohol abuse but, alarmingly, only 2.3 million received care. The simple lack of rides to the doctors’ offices, ambulatory care centers or other places for treatment has created a barrier for millions in need of lifesaving care.
Read MobiHealth Article: Lack of transportation leaves millions in need of substance abuse treatment on the sidelines