LogistiCare Awarded Arkansas Medicaid Transportation Management Contract

Jan 26, 2007, 00:00 ET from LogistiCare

    ATLANTA, Jan. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- LogistiCare announced today that the
 Arkansas Division of Medical Services has awarded the company a contract to
 manage the Arkansas Medicaid non-emergency medical transportation (NEMT)
 program for three regions.
     With a start date of Feb. 1, LogistiCare will manage regions -- I, III
 and XII -- which cover the Northwest, North Central and the Central parts
 of the state. The contract is worth $10.5 million to LogistiCare and is
 structured as a one-year deal with six one-year renewal options. There are
 more than 400,000 covered lives eligible for the Arkansas NEMT program.
 More than 173,000 are in the regions LogistiCare will manage. LogistiCare
 will operate a call center in Little Rock.
     "I am very pleased that LogistiCare was selected to manage
 non-emergency medical transportation for eligible Medicaid beneficiaries in
 Arkansas," said John Shermyen, president and chief executive officer of
 LogistiCare. "This is a great opportunity for us to play a key role and to
 really make a positive difference in a state where access to healthcare is
 very important.
     LogistiCare comes to Arkansas with a host of 2006 accomplishments,
 including URAC accreditation for quality -- the first such award to a
 transportation broker, setting the standard for the rest of the industry.
     In addition to the quality accreditation, the company was awarded
 contracts to manage four regions of South Carolina's NEMT program,
 Mississippi's statewide NEMT program, Philadelphia County's Medical
 Assistance Transportation Program, re-awarded the Medicaid NEMT contract in
 Colorado; and the company received an early contract renewal in Missouri.
     In 2005 LogistiCare won its first NEMT contract in Missouri and was re-
 awarded key NEMT contracts in Virginia, Kentucky and Florida. The company
 also earned contract extensions in Nevada, Oklahoma, Delaware and
     Along with its government clients, LogistiCare also manages
 non-emergency contracts for managed care organizations in Florida, Ohio,
 Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Michigan, Kansas and the District of
     Under LogistiCare's management, states have seen costs for NEMT
 continue to decrease, while overall healthcare spending has seen
 significant increases.
     "With each new opportunity we look forward to making a positive
 difference in people's lives," added Shermyen. "Working closely in
 partnership with all stakeholders -- the state, transportation providers
 and eligible Medicaid NEMT beneficiaries -- is what really helps to make
 that difference."
     About LogistiCare
     LogistiCare is the nation's leading transportation management solution.
 Proprietary software, innovative strategies and a proven record of creating
 budget stability and program integrity distinguish LogistiCare as the
 leader in improving non-emergency transportation programs.
     From its corporate office in Atlanta and numerous state-based locations
 nationwide, LogistiCare manages a national network of more than 900
 transportation companies that provide more than 11 million trips to
 customers annually. LogistiCare's clients include state Medicaid agencies,
 school boards, transit authorities, hospital systems and many of the
 nation's largest
     managed care organizations. For more information, visit

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