MEDIA ADVISORY: House Oversight Committee to hear update on situation regarding Medical Transportation Management
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, Feb. 28, at the rise of the House (about 4:30 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 Feb. 7 to review hundreds of complaints lodged against the vendor. At the conclusion of the hearing, the panel gave all parties involved three weeks to correct all problems by the time the panel meets again this Thursday.
The House Oversight Committee is chaired by Rep. Patricia Serpa (D-Dist. 27, West Warwick, Coventry, Warwick).
For more information, contact:
Daniel Trafford, Publicist
State House Room 20
Providence, RI 02903