Congressman Sanford Bishop

Representing the 2nd District of Georgia

BISHOP INCLUDES AMENDMENT TO SUPPORT NON EMERGENCY MEDICAL TRANSPORTATION SERVICES

May 10, 2019
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DCCongressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) secured an amendment to the House Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Fiscal Year 2020 Appropriation’s bill this week that would prevent states from eliminating non-emergency medical transportation (NEMT) for medical patients, including those diagnosed with cancer, HIV, mental health and substance abuse disorders, and end-stage renal disease requiring kidney dialysis three times a week.

“NEMT is an essential component of our nation’s health care delivery system, especially in rural areas. According to a recent Kaiser study, over half of Medicaid transportation services are utilized by patients with the highest burden of chronic diseases,” said Bishop.

A letter with nearly 50 stakeholder groups’ support can be found here.