May 15, 2018 from 5:30 PM–7:00 PM

Removing the Transportation Barriers to Healthcare

Hosted by Young Professionals in Transportation American Action Forum

3.6 million Americans miss or delay medical care because of transportation related issues, according to a study conducted by TRB’s Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP). Transportation issues are most common among low-income families and minorities who often lack a vehicle and become reliant on public transit. The Center for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) recognized the link between transportation and missed appointments and established transportation as a mandatory benefit to provide members with coverage for access to non-emergency medical transportation (NEMT). While that has helped reduce the number of missed appointments, traditional paratransit and transit accessibility providers still face a significant task often with limited resources and funding. Increasingly, transportation network companies (TNCs) and public transit organizations are partnering with CMS, senior care facilities, and healthcare providers to provides rides for patients.

Young Professionals in Transportation and the American Action Forum has convened a panel of experts who are working to close the gap on transportation access for healthcare visits. Come learn about what the DMV region is doing to remove transportation as a barrier to healthcare.

Panelists:

  • Christiaan Blake: Director of ADA Policy and Planning, WMATA
  • Lucas Muller: Transportation Planner, Kimley Horn
  • Jake Swanton, Senior Federal Policy Manager, Lyft
  • Rashi Venkataraman: Executive Director of Prevention and Public Health, America’s Health Insurance Plan
  • Moderated by: Tara O’Neill: Deputy Director Health Care Policy, American Action Forum

Event Details

5:30-6:00 Registration & Refreshments, please plan to arrive before 6:00 (front door automatically locks at 6:00)

6:00-7:00 Panel Discussion and Audience Q&A

Young Professionals in Transportation and the American Action Forum has convened a panel of experts who are working to close the gap on transportation access for healthcare visits. Come learn about what the DMV region is doing to remove transportation as a barrier to healthcare.