Find out what's going on in the non-emergency medical transportation industry and beyond with the latest insights in the SafeRide Health blog
5 Key Strategies to Identify and Address Social Determinants of Health
To advance health equity, health plans and their vendors must first identify social determinants of health and then work to break down barriers to health for specific subpopulations, according to healthcare experts on a panel devoted to SDoH and MA.
February 12, 2024
Closing Gaps in Medical Transportation
SafeRide Health provides a technology-first approach to NEMT that improves the member experience, maximizes efficiency, and brings transparency to a historically opaque industry.
February 8, 2024
How Specialized Health Plans Benefit Adults Living with Chronic Conditions
As chronic conditions and C-SNPs to better support them rise, health plans continue to seek innovative benefit partners that ensure vulnerable members have access to life-sustaining care. Learn how SafeRide tailors benefits for chronic conditions.
December 14, 2023
Tackling Declining 2024 Star Ratings and Enhancing Member Experience with Customizable Transportation Benefit Programs
As the 2024 star ratings decline to 4.04 out of five stars, implementing an innovative and tailored transportation program can significantly boost star ratings, positioning an MA plan well ahead of competitors in 2024 and beyond.
December 12, 2023
Driving Equity and Access in California’s CalAIM program with Tech-Enabled NEMT
The California Advancing and Innovating Medi-Cal (CalAIM) initiative is transforming Medi-Cal, including how patients can maintain reliable access to care with transportation.
December 8, 2023
Driving Member Experience: Importance of Diversity in Transportation Providers and Internal Teams
November 10, 2023
What to Expect as a Member of SafeRide’s Tier 1 Supplier Network Program
SafeRide brings a new approach to NEMT providers offering a tiered network structure. For our Tier 1 suppliers, partnering with SafeRide is a win-win. Learn more about what our Tier 1 suppliers expect as part of our program.
September 29, 2023
Virginia’s Cardinal Care RFP: Filling the Void for Efficiency, Transparency, and Innovation
The recent Virginia Cardinal Care RFP brings in a new era of Medicaid for the state. Learn how the state will go about achieving these new goals.
September 20, 2023
How Medicaid Managed Care Health Plans Can Align with Ohio’s Next Generation Managed Care Program
The new Next Generation Medicaid Program in Ohio looks to close health equity and care gaps, like transportation, with an elevated focus on the individual and not the business of managed care. Learn more about the needed shift in Ohio.
September 8, 2023
Providing a Transportation Benefit to Promote Economic Self-Sufficiency for Medicaid Members in Florida
As with many states, Florida's Medicaid redetermination process has faced considerable challenges. Learn about what the future holds for Florida Medicaid and how ancillary benefits can help.
August 24, 2023
Every Ride, and Relationship, Matters: A Closer Look at SafeRide’s NEMT Network
At SafeRide Health, we’re determined to change the narrative by digitizing the connected network and creating collaborative relationships that benefit all stakeholders—NEMT providers, health plan members, their health plans, and their care providers.
August 16, 2023
The Do’s and Don’ts of NEMT Brokers for Medi-Cal
With added complexities of how non-emergency medical transportation (NEMT) brokers support California Medicaid (Medi-Cal) managed care health plans, it's important to understand what NEMT brokers can and can not do to support plans.
August 8, 2023
Priority Health on the Current State of Special Needs Plans and What Drives Member-Centric Design
In a recent webinar, Lana Djordjevic, Director of Growth & Strategic Markets at Priority Health, and SafeRide CRO Andy Auerbach discussed the merits of member-centric design and why it’s essential for meeting the diverse set of SNP member needs.
August 4, 2023
Significance of Recently Proposed CMS Changes for Medicaid and CHIP Managed Care Quality Rating System
The proposed Medicaid and CHIP Quality Rating System from the CMS has a significant impact on all of Medicaid managed care. Learn about the implications the new federal rating system.
July 27, 2023
SafeRide Health Platform Secures HITRUST Certification, Meeting the Highest Privacy and Security Standards in Healthcare Data and Information
The SafeRide Manager transportation platform has earned the HITRUST Risk-based, 2-year (r2) Certification. Find out more about HITRUST and how SafeRide Health's Manager transportation platform met the stringent privacy and security standards.
June 29, 2023
7 Ways Medicaid Managed Care Health Plans Can Improve Member Engagement
With the Medicaid redetermination period underway, member engagement matters more than ever. Learn seven potential ways Medicaid managed care health plans can boost their member engagement.
June 27, 2023
What Our Brand Pillars Mean to Us
As part of our recent brand refresh, we are guided and constantly reminded of three overarching brand pillars—Access, Visibility, and Efficiency. Learn from some of our own team members what each of these mean to them.
June 26, 2023
Why We Rebranded: A New Identity for SafeRide Health
We’re excited to unveil a new SafeRide brand identity that better conveys our mission, vision, and how our technology and services are transforming non-emergency medical transportation (NEMT).
June 13, 2023
Custom Benefit Structures for SNPs: A New Age of NEMT
Enrollment and complex needs of special needs plan (SNP) members are only growing, and members need benefits like transportation curated for them. Learn some of SafeRide's top benefit customizations to meet their needs.
May 22, 2023
How Technology Elevates and Aligns Every NEMT Stakeholder
Health plans and care providers alike have pushed for a change in the antiquated, opaque NEMT system that has long been around. Within the past decade, technology has been a key catalyst in changing the industry for the better at every layer.
May 16, 2023
What the 2024 CMS MA Final Rule Means for Payers, Partners, and More
Earlier this month, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released their long-awaited 2024 Medicare Advantage (MA) final rule. Read the most important updates brought about by the 2024 CMS final rule.
April 17, 2023
The Impact of Transportation: Care Access and Adherence
No matter where a patient falls on this simplified care continuum, it’s vital to ensure that they are adhering to the care plan laid out by their care provider. Care adherence can decline for many reasons, and non-medical reasons can exacerbate this.
April 11, 2023
Thoughts on CMS Final Payment Ruling for Medicare Advantage
At SafeRide Health, we are committed to helping the country’s most vulnerable Medicare Advantage (MA) and Medicaid member populations access care through non-emergency medical transportation– particularly those in underserved communities.
April 5, 2023
ViVE 2023: 4 Takeaways and Intersections with NEMT
At SafeRide, we see the digital healthcare revolution to be more of an evolution. Check out our takeaways and intersections with NEMT from ViVE 2023.
April 4, 2023
Opportunities for Special Needs Plans Amid Medicare Advantage Policy Changes and Medicaid Redetermination
As the healthcare landscape starts to shift back to pre-pandemic measures, health plans face both challenges and opportunities.
March 30, 2023
Transporting Members Toward Health Equity: The Future of SDoH and Medicare Advantage
As Medicare Advantage plans prioritize their members’ socioeconomic needs and consider new supplement benefits, it’s important to understand the value of adding NEMT for improving the quality of life of members.
March 24, 2023