The Idaho Department of Health & Welfare has chosen a new contractor for non-emergency transportation of Medicaid patients, to take over for Veyo in March. The new contractor will be Medical Transportation Management Inc., known as MTM; the St. Louis, Mo.-based firm operates in 28 states and the District of Columbia. It was selected from among four bidders.
The $34 million contract with MTM will run through June of 2019, with an option to extend for up to an additional five years. Veyo was granted a $70 million, three-year contract with the state in 2016, but is ending it early this spring after much friction over the firm’s Uber-style business model, in which independent drivers, rather than traditional medical transportation providers, transported some patients.
“The Department of Health & Welfare will work with the existing broker, MTM and stakeholders to ensure a smooth transition for our Idaho Medicaid participants and providers,” said Matt Wimmer, administrator of Health & Welfare’s Division of Medicaid.
MTM has been in the medical transportation business since 1995.