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.
“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.
Last month we wrote an article here on our blog explaining how ambulance companies commit Medicare fraud. It outlined the different schemes that some non-emergency companies pull---and what CMS is doing to try to stop them.
After it went live, we received a ton of feedback from medical professionals around the country. More than 28,000 visitors viewed the post --- and it clearly struck a chord. Many readers (especially EMS workers) mentioned that they had personally witnessed some of the schemes mentioned in the post.
Others pointed out a different but related issue --- that discharge personnel at hospitals and skilled nursing facilities that arrange transportation services for patients are often unknowingly contributing to this type of fraud. We thought it would be a good idea to write a follow-up post looking into some of these claims.
When I opened On Time 25 years ago, it was a wheelchair van company with three vehicles and a handful of drivers based out of my mother’s basement.
Today, we have expanded into a full-service medical transportation company with a fleet of 130 vehicles and four locations throughout New Jersey.