MEDIA ADVISORY: House Oversight Committee to hear update on situation regarding transportation company for elderly, disabled
STATE HOUSE — The House Committee on Oversight is scheduled to meet Thursday to hear an update on the vendor that provides transportation to the elderly and Medicaid beneficiaries.
The committee will meet Thursday, April 11, at the rise of the House (about 5 p.m.) in Room 101 on the first floor of the State House.
Since Jan. 1, Missouri-based Medical Transportation Management has been responsible for coordinating transportation services for Medicaid beneficiaries and individuals over the age of 60 for non-emergency medical services. The transition has been a rocky one, with almost 1,300 complaints that the service has either been delayed or that drivers never showed up.
The Oversight Committee met twice in February to review hundreds of complaints lodged against the vendor. During the hearings, it was revealed that the company would pay a $1-million penalty and agree to future monetary sanctions until all problems have been resolved.
House Oversight Committee Chairwoman Patricia Serpa (D-Dist. 27, West Warwick, Coventry, Warwick) indicated at that time that another meeting would be planned to ensure that the remaining problems have been fixed to the satisfaction of the committee.
For more information, contact:
Daniel Trafford, Publicist
State House Room 20
Providence, RI 02903