HOW TO START A NEMT BUSINESS
Non-emergency medical transport businesses may not sound necessary, but they play a vital role in the medical system by providing safe transport for those who do not need emergency medical attention but cannot transport themselves. Although not licensed to provide emergency services, non-emergency medical transport, or ambulette, service providers must be licensed by the state in which they operate. In different states ambulette providers must be licensed also with their county's emergency medical services agency.
Starting your NEMT Business
The growth of the health care industry offers entrepreneurs a great business opportunity within the community. The market is limitless for non-emergency medical transportation (NEMT) business. Thinking of how to start a NEMT business? Here are factors to consider;
Starting up and operating your own NEMT business has many benefits. The ability to set your own hours, set your staffing level, acquire contracts and offering training to your employees are all key factors. This business is very possible to start up and with the right tools and training it can succeed.
Operating a NEMT business?
The Right Location
The number one key factor in determining your business location is demographics. Find statistics on where the elderly population live nearby. Compile a list of adult day care centers, hospitals, clinics, dialysis centers, retirement homes and group homes. Reach out to those facilities and inquire on what transportation services they currently use to better help sustain your business.
Research Your Competition
Know who your competitor is. Call local business and inquire about their practice. Identify their competitions strengths and weaknesses. Call and ask them questions, read on their website if they have one. Do some research on their vehicles and drivers.