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Medicaid pays millions for patient transportation. Sometimes the ride never comes

Non Medical Transportation is a million dollar a year or more business. Drivers are not showing up. Read this interesting article and tell me your thoughts.

Georgia assessed a total of $4.4 million in penalties to the two companies over the period from January 2018 to December 2020 for failing to pick up patients on time and other problems. However, the state Medicaid agency essentially gave them discounts, charging the two companies only $1.2 million during that period, according to state Department of Community Health letters obtained through an open records request. In extending the brokers' contracts in the 2018 fiscal year, the state Medicaid agency agreed to cap damages at 25% of the assessed amount, Department of Community Health spokesperson Fiona Roberts said.

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