A recent report by the advocacy group New York Lawyers for the Public Interest points out that Uber and Lyft often fall terribly short for people in wheelchairs and those who have mobility issues.
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Moving to a new location? Traveling to a medical facility far away? Visiting family in another state? Enjoying a vacation?
Consider long distance medical transportation.
Everyone from individuals with advanced health issues to highly independent people who require some medical supervision during the trip can benefit from this service.
A recent report from NJ.com highlights why you should always use a reputable ambulance company who properly vets its employees.
Millions of Americans miss important medical appointments each year for lack of reliable transportation. So Rideshare giants Uber and Lyft are getting into medical transportation through various partnerships. But there may be bumps in the road ahead.
First, the potential benefits:
This week, the DOJ announced that North East Mobile Health Services of Scarborough, Maine, and Maine Medical Center, of Portland, will pay a total of $1.4M to settle claims that they fraudulently billed Medicare for medically-unnecessary ambulance transportation.
Great news. We’re hosting a course coming up in April that’s going to teach you how to be an EMT. When you’re done with the course, which runs from April 14th to July 21st, you’ll be ready to sit for the exam and work in NJ as an EMT.
Interested? Check out below for more info about the class and how to register today.
Yesterday, during the winter storm, blizzard, extra tropical cyclone, Nor'easter, bomb cyclone, whatever you want to call it, we activated our Snow Team at the Roselle base. The snow was removed throughout the property ensuring a safe environment for all the incoming staff. We are very proud that we were fully operational throughout the storm with zero incidents!
I am very happy to announce that Susan Delsandro has been promoted to Executive Vice President of the On Time Companies.
Hired way back when On Time’s headquarters was in my mother’s basement, Susan was our second driver, and first female employee.
Interested in a career in the healthcare field? Want to work with a dedicated team in a nurturing environment? Whether you're a seasoned EMT, an aspiring Wheelchair Van Driver, a veteran Dispatcher or anything in between, we are always looking for motivated and personable people. So why work for On Time? Find out below.
As one of New Jersey's largest medical transportation providers, we are always hiring dedicated and talented people. We have more than 300 employees and several locations across the state.
Are you looking for a health care job in New Jersey? Do you want to be challenged and grow professionally?
Below is a look at five positions where we need more people. Please have a look.
Patient safety is our top priority. So we're always looking for ways to improve on that front. That's why three years ago we implemented our Silence is Golden program, a.k.a. Tone it Down. The program allows us to identify, improve upon, and strive to eliminate any unsafe driving whatsoever.
We are proud to announce our newest service offering, On Time Billing Services.
This program combines personalized support and software to teach organizations how best to manage their ambulance and medical transportation billing.
Robyn began her career at On Time on April 14th, 1997, as a customer service representative taking customer calls, answering questions, booking trips, and conducting insurance verifications.
Stuart Maslow grew up taking care of a sick family member, realized he had a knack for patient care, and is now Scheduling Manager and a full-time EMT at On Time as well as a full-time student earning his Bachelor's Degree.
Whenever we book a wheelchair transport trip involving an electronic wheelchair, we first determine the specific make and model of the chair.
Our lifts can accommodate chairs up to 32 inches total in width (including the outside of the tires). This is a standard size and does not vary. Sometimes electric wheelchairs are too wide to fit on a standard sized lift.
Maxi Blaise, Dispatcher at the Roselle Headquarters, has been a member of the On Time team for over 20 years.
Maxi started at On Time in January 1996 as a caravan driver
This Christmas season we handled multiple interstate trips of 100 miles or more. Long distance trips have become one of our specialties. "We've really got these long distance trips down to a science," according to Scheduling Manager and EMT Stuart Maslow.
An affordable and safe solution, long distance medical transport (LDMT) can be ideal for moving, visiting family, vacationing, and traveling to a distant medical facility for specialized treatment.
On Friday, December 16th, we held our First Annual Holiday Decoration Event with our Communications and Finance Team in our Roselle, NJ office. Check out our walkthrough video and photos of the winners below!
We hope to expand this contest next year and want to thank all of our departments for the hard work that they do year-round!
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It’s never been more important to upgrade and optimize our 911 system for cell phones. Seventy percent of emergency calls now come in that way. We also need to be able to text, send pictures, and give dispatchers the ability to geo-locate cell phones like is available in many other states.
You can currently text 911 in some counties in NJ. But the system, developed in the 1980s, cannot track where exactly the calls or texts come from. It can only provide a range. The whole grid needs to be revamped for it to work more efficiently.
“What’s the going rate for wheelchair transportation in New Jersey?”
The answer isn't as straightforward as you might think. Rates vary from company to company, but unfortunately, sometimes what really matters is, who’s asking? If you’re someone who handles regular referrals to ambulance companies, especially among Medicare patients, you’ve probably found that medical transportation company reps trip over themselves to offer you and your patients impossibly great deals. But if something looks too good to be true --- it probably is.
We were very proud to take home the 2016 OEMS Outsanding EMS Safety Award at the NJ Statewide Conference on EMS on Friday, November 18th.
The Outstanding EMS Safety Award honors an agency that has demonstrated excellence in safety and patient care proactivity in emergency medical services.
We received the award based on two of our main safety initiatives:
- Our 10 Safety Mantras Poster Campaign
- Our Safety in Motion Program and Committee