ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Providence Service Corporation (“Providence” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq: PRSC) today announced that, on December 27, 2020, President Trump signed into law The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (“H.R.133”), a component of which formally mandates that state Medicaid programs cover non-emergency medical transportation as an essential benefit to Medicaid members for medically necessary services. The language included within H.R.133 is based on preceding bill, H.R.3935, Protecting Patients Transportation to Care Act.
Dan Greenleaf, President and Chief Executive Officer of Providence, commented, “We applaud lawmakers’ bipartisan efforts to ensure, through formal enactment of an essential Medicaid benefit covering non-emergency medical transportation, that our country’s most vulnerable patient populations will continue to receive critical access to care. This legislation reinforces the value of safe and reliable non-emergency medical transportation in bridging healthcare inequities, enhancing quality of life, improving health outcomes, and lowering the comprehensive cost of care.”
The Providence Service Corporation, through its wholly-owned subsidiary LogistiCare Solutions, LLC, is the nation's largest manager of non-emergency medical transportation programs for state governments and managed care organizations. Its technology-enabled operating model includes core competencies in risk underwriting, call center management, network credentialing, vendor payment management and non-emergency medical transport management. Providence’s Simplura Health Group subsidiary provides non-medical personal care to primarily Medicaid patient populations, including seniors and disabled adults, in need of care monitoring and assistance performing daily living activities in the home setting. Providence also holds a minority interest in CCHN Group Holdings, Inc. and its subsidiaries (“Matrix”), which provides a broad array of assessment and care management services to individuals that improve health outcomes and health plan financial performance.
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