January 3, 2006
LogistiCare to Manage Medicare Advantage Transportation for Humana Gold Plus Members in Florida
ATLANTA, Jan. 3 /U.S. Newswire/ -- LogistiCare announced that it has signed an agreement to manage a non-emergency transportation (NET) program for eligible Medicare Advantage members of Humana's Gold Plus plan in Florida.
LogistiCare will coordinate transportation to medical appointments using ambulatory, wheelchair and stretcher vehicles for more than 34,000 Medicare Advantage members enrolled with Humana in Duval, Nassau, Baker, Pinellas and Hernando counties.
"Partnering with Humana in Florida is a great opportunity for LogistiCare to help ensure access to healthcare for more individuals enrolled in a Medicare HMO," said John Shermyen, president and chief executive officer of LogistiCare. "LogistiCare was founded in Florida; and we have maintained a strong presence in the state, so we are very familiar with Florida's healthcare environment and issues.
"This partnership also offers a showcase for more people in the Medicare population to experience the benefits and efficiencies of our transportation model. In the last year, we've added similar contracts in California, Texas, Pennsylvania, Maryland and the District of Columbia."
LogistiCare began servicing the contract Jan. 1. It is being managed from the company's Miami call center, one of six LogistiCare operates nationwide.
Headquartered in Atlanta, LogistiCare is the nation's leading transportation management solution. The company's government clients include state Medicaid agencies, school boards, transit and paratransit authorities. Healthcare sector clients include hospital systems and many of the nation's largest managed care organizations.
With its market innovation, proprietary software, and proven record of creating budget stability and program integrity, LogistiCare is well known as the leader in improving non-emergency transportation programs. On an annual basis, the company manages a national network of more than 800 transportation companies that provide more than 11 million trips to customers. For more information, visit http://www.logisticare.com.