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CTS President Dave White and VP of Business Development Jana Hunkler Featured in CTAA’s “Digital CT” Online Magazine

Trumbull, CT – Dave White, President, and Jana Hunkler, VP of Business Development, have lent their NEMT expertise to the Community Transportation Association of America’s (CTAA) e-zine, Digital CT in their highly informative article, NEMT In Action: As a Broker, What We’re Looking for in an NEMT Provider.

“Dave White has been a leader at CTAA for the better part of two decades and has always been an advocate for CTAA members in the NEMT space. Jana Hunkler has extensive experience in community transportation, particularly in partnership with CTAA in Western Massachusetts. With this combined experience and expertise, Dave and Jana were ideal contributors to CTAA’s Non-Emergency Medical Transportation edition,” says Scott Bogren, Executive Director of CTAA.

The article highlights the strengths of transportation management, and the importance of professional transportation providers operating within a strong oversight model. CTS has developed this approach over its 20+ years of managing transportation for millions of riders across the country…

View the full news release hereView the article here. View the article on CTAA.com here.

Coordinated Transportation Solutions, Inc. Celebrates Its Customer Focus

Trumbull, CT – Coordinated Transportation Solutions, Inc. (CTS) recently held its annual “CSR Week” to celebrate its customer focus and recognize and reward its customer service representatives for their hard work and dedication throughout the year…

View the full release here.

Commentary: Ending non-emergency rides to care for Medicaid patients would be counter-productive

By Dr. Sachin H. Jain | November 24, 2018 (Modernhealthcare.com)

As a practicing physician and the head of Anthem’s CareMore Health, I know from experience that people miss or delay medical care every day because they lack accessible or reliable transportation. That’s why CareMore has always provided non-emergency medical transportation to our patients.

View the full article on Modern Healthcare website here

CTS Announces Reorganization and Promotions to Better Serve Its Clients

Trumbull, CT – Coordinated Transportation Solutions, Inc. (CTS) is pleased to announce an internal reorganization that better aligns its management team with its strategic plan and positions it to optimize its services for a rapidly growing client base and expanding geographic footprint. This reorganization caps a year in which CTS saw significant growth for the organization, the addition of new customers, and the addition of new talent to both the management and delivery teams….

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CTS Adds Two Key Members to the Executive Leadership Team

Trumbull, CT – Coordinated Transportation Solutions, Inc., a Trumbull, CT based transportation management firm, is excited to welcome two experienced professionals to its senior management team.

Steve Mackinnon brings over 25 years of health care industry experience to CTS as the Vice President of Administration.  He will lead the internal departments of Finance, Information Technology, Human Resources, and Innovation and Strategy, strengthening the team and positioning CTS for future growth…

View the full release here.

CTS Announces Partnerships with Federally Qualified Health Centers in New Hampshire

Trumbull, CT – Coordinated Transportation Solutions, Inc. (CTS) has partnered with two New Hampshire health centers to provide greater access to care for their patients: Greater Seacoast Community Health, which includes Goodwin Community Health in Somersworth and Families First in Portsmouth, and Coos County Health Center and Androscoggin Community Hospital, serving the North Country region in NH. Under the new agreement, the health centers will contract with CTS to provide subsidized transportation to medical appointments for eligible patients with the most need and without access to other transportation resources…

View the full release here.

RESOURCES

Medicare Parts C & D Fraud, Waste, and Abuse (FWA) Training and General Compliance Training

As a First Tier, downstream, or related entity who provides administrative or health care services to Medicare beneficiaries on behalf of CTS, you must, at a minimum, provide any new employee, temporary employee, volunteer, consultant, governing body member, or delegated vendors training on Fraud, Waste, and Abuse and General Compliance within 90 days of initial hiring and annually thereafter.

To reduce the potential burden on FDRs, CMS has developed and provided a standardized FWA training and education module, located on the CMS Medicare Learning Network (MLN). You must use the Medicare Parts C & D Fraud, Waste, and Abuse and General Compliance Training that was created by CMS.

FWA training includes, but is not limited to the following:

  • Laws and regulations related to MA and Part D FWA (i.e., False Claims Act, Anti-Kickback statute, HIPAA/HITECH, etc.);
  • Obligations of FDRs to have appropriate policies and procedures to address FWA;
  • Processes for employees of your organization or those of any of your downstream and related entities to report suspected FWA to the appropriate area within your company, who in turn will notify CTS; or they may directly report suspected FWA to CTS;
  • Protections for employees of your organization or those of any of your downstream and related entities who report suspected FWA; and
  • Types of FWA that can occur in the settings of your organization or those of any of your Downstream and Related entities work.