In February, the UMTPG was invited to Washington, DC to participate in an exclusive National Strategic Planning Consortium (the Board) comprised of entrepreneurs, IT and software engineers, venture capitalists, attorneys, lobbyist, and more. Needless to say, this Board is an exceptionally diverse group of skilled professionals and innovators.
In recognizing the exploding growth of the NEMT and paratransit industry, the purpose for convening the Board is to identify key problems and develop innovative solutions. Although exhaustive in length, that first meeting was nothing short of exceptional. Since meeting in DC, the Board has conducted further meetings in Pittsburgh, New York, Portland, Houston, and more. What initially served as an exploratory gathering has literally emerged as an innovative revolution.
Bound by multiple NDA’s, I am not at liberty to discuss specifics of such meetings and the multi-dimensional strategic plans that continue to unfold. However, with great enthusiasm, I am very pleased to share that the Board’s growing dynamic model is going to change the way customers gain access to transportation and how providers make money.
As we all know, demand for NEMT and paratransit transportation is exponentially growing. State and government agencies recognize the elderly and disabled population explosion and are playing an integral role in shaping and implementing effective transportation systems.
As we build this dynamic and revolutionary model, the role of the UMTPG on this Board is to provide direct insight and advisement from the perspective of independent operators and established providers. As I have shared with the Board, it is the providers who are, in my opinion, being neglected in this evolving transportation food chain.
One of many key elements that is going to experience change as a result of the Board’s innovation and implementation is the broker system. Through the experiences of providers from around the country, the Board firmly understands the dysfunction of this corrupt broker system. Although it will take time, I am confident that such a system, in it’s current form, is going to change.
Although the Board is developing key strategies targeting each state and across the country, it is necessary for providers to literally begin laying the ground work at the local level.
As we saw in Wisconsin in 2012, when Logisticare crawled out of the state before the term of their Medicaid contract, great things can happen when providers unite and support our collective industry. In response to the overwhelming number of emails we continue to receive from providers across the country, the UMTPG is initiating a collection of key providers who we believe can serve as key assets in moving such revolutionary change forward.
If you are a new or existing provider and you share in the vision of overhauling the antiquated Medicaid broker system and replacing it with a more efficient model that increases rates of reimbursement to providers, CLICK HERE to share your confidential information.
Note, your information WILL remain confidential. Only the UMTPG and limited members of the Board will have access to your information. Your information absolutely will NOT be shared with other providers or with a broker of any kind.
Your information will be used to help the Board further scale our national plan to overhaul the Medicaid broker system. In time, what happened in Wisconsin in 2012 will seem like only a skirmish! Therefore, ONLY if you are serious about contributing to and invoking change, CLICK HERE to share your information. Your information will be received, processed, and a member of our team will work to contact you in the near future with further information.
With all certainty, the revolution has begun and things are definitely going to change. You can either be part of the change or a victim. If you wish to be proactive, invoke change, and improve your business, CLICK HERE.