Monday, May 12, 2014

Clark Harder, Director of the Michigan Public Transit Association

The Michigan Public Transit Association's Clark Harder discusses key transit issues for MPTA, including how his previous career as a member of the Michigan State Legislature informs his work with the Association, his thoughts on the impact of term limits, and the Association's recent foray into non-emergency medical transportation (NEMT) at the state level.

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Thursday, May 8, 2014

Julie Wilcke of Portland's Ride Connection on Improving Transportation for Dialysis Patients

Ride Connection's Julie Wilcke discusses the agency's recent research on Improving Transportation for Patients Receiving Dialysis Treatments. The research, funded by the Administration for Community Living's Inclusive Coordinated Transportation Planning Project, involved direct feedback from dialysis patients, their caregivers, family members and more. Here, Wilcke talks about potential solutions gleaned from a more patient-centric approach to dialysis transportation.

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Dr. Marsha Simon on Transit's Vital Role in Managing Chronic Illnesses

Dr. Marsha Simon, President of MJ Simon & Co., recently authored Medicaid Expansion and Premium Assistance: The Importance of Non-Emergency Medical Transportation (NEMT) To Coordinated Care for Chronically Ill Patients, a report that recognizes the complexity of today’s medical environment by highlighting the important role that behavioral health and other complex medical conditions play in transportation to today’s medical services. This edition of the CT Podcast expands on that report, looking at the key trends and impacts its research reveals.

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