Date Issued: 11/13/2015
The New York State Department of Health (DOH) is phasing in a Medicaid fee-for-service non-emergency medical transportation (NEMT) management program under which transportation services are carved out of the Medicaid managed care benefit package. The first NEMT program for managed care enrollees was implemented in the Hudson Valley Region in January 2012, with additional Hudson Valley counties moving to the NEMT manager in March and September of 2012. Implementation in New York City began in January 2013. An additional 24 counties in the Finger Lakes and Northern New York moved to the NEMT manager on January 2014, and 7 Western New York counties were transitioned to the NEMT manager on January 1, 2015.
Effective December 1, 2015, emergency and non-emergency transportation (NEMT) services will be carved out of the Medicaid managed care benefit package for all Medicaid managed care enrollees in Nassau and Suffolk Counties. LogistiCare Solutions, LLC was selected as the NEMT management contractor for Nassau and Suffolk Counties. Medical providers are advised to contact LogistiCare Solutions, LLC at (844) 678-1106 to arrange for NEMT of managed care enrollees in Nassau and Suffolk Counties beginning December 1, 2015.