Request for Letters of Interest: In Fall 2018, NCMM will sponsor Regional Mobility Meetings in two communities that will give mobility management practitioners from all industry sectors the opportunity to network and learn together. NCMM will work closely with the two selected regions to co-design these 1.5–day meetings to ensure they effectively address the goals the community sets for the meeting. NCMM will cover all costs for the meeting plus travel stipends for participants. Letters of Interest for this opportunity are due September 14. Learn more here.

New report: NEMT brokerages and transportation coordination. TRB's Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) has released a pre-publication, non-edited version of Research Report 202: Handbook for Examining the Effects of NEMT Brokerages on Transportation Coordination. The Medicaid program is the largest federal program for human services transportation, spending approximately $3 billion annually on Non-Emergency Medical Transportation (NEMT). The report is accompanied by a companion document that explores the state-by-state profiles for examining the effects of NEMT brokerages on transportation coordination.

Because the Medicaid program is administered by states, which are able to set their own rules within federal regulations and guidelines set by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), coordination of NEMT with public transit and human services transportation is highly dependent on each state Medicaid agency’s policies and priorities. This report provides background information about NEMT and describes the different models available to states for providing NEMT for Medicaid beneficiaries. The handbook also discusses why human services transportation and public transportation providers encourage coordination of NEMT with other transportation services.

Coordination Survey

NCMM needs your input to a survey on transportation coordination opportunities and barriers! Your feedback will help shape the Coordinating Council on Access and Mobility (CCAM) federal interagency work group plan and focus areas, by identifying promising practices, barriers, and challenges around coordinated transportation.