Medical Transportation Services
|Medical Transportation Services||Per one way trip|
Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Description:
Medical Transportation (MT) is the provision of nonemergency transportation services that enables an eligible client to access or be retained in core medical and support services.
Medical Transportation may be provided through the following:
- Contracts with providers of transportation services, including ride-share service providers.
- Mileage reimbursement (non-cash system) that enables clients to travel to needed medical or other support services, but should not exceed the established rates for federal programs Federal Joint Travel Regulations
- Purchase or lease of organizational vehicles for client transportation programs, with prior approval for the purchase of a vehicle from funders
- Voucher or token systems
Medical Transportation cannot be used to transport a client in need of emergency medical care. Unallowable costs include:
- Direct cash payments or cash reimbursements to clients
- Direct maintenance expenses (tires, repairs, etc.) of a privately-owned vehicle and or other costs associated with a privately-owned vehicle such as lease, loan payments, insurance, license, or registration fees.
Services include transportation to public and private outpatient medical care and services, case management, substance abuse, and mental health services, pharmacies, and other services where eligible clients receive Ryan White Part-B/State Services essential to their well-being.
Services providers for Medical Transportation Services must follow HRSA/DSHS Universal Standards 1-46 and 167-171.
Service Standards and Measures:
The following standards and measures are guides to improving health outcomes for persons living with HIV throughout the State of Texas within the Ryan White Part B and State Services Program.
Client Education of Services Available and Limitations: Clients are provided with information on transportation services and instructions on how to access the services.
The agency provides clients with information on transportation limitations, clients’ responsibilities for accessing transportation, and the agency’s responsibilities for providing transportation.
Client Signed Statement: A signed statement from the client consenting to transportation services and agreeing to safe and proper conduct in any vehicle is documented in the client’s primary record. This statement is to include the consequences of violating the agreement such as removal, suspension, and/or termination of transportation services (not applicable to fare media-supported services such as bus passes or tokens).
Provision of Services: Services include transportation to public and private outpatient ambulatory health services, case management, substance abuse, and mental health services, pharmacies, and other services where eligible clients receive Ryan White Part-B/State Services essential to their well-being.
Maintain program files that document: the level of services/number of trips provided, the reason for each trip and its relation to accessing health and support services, and the trip origin and destination.
Driver's License and Insurance: Organization and volunteer drivers must have a valid Texas driver’s license. The contractor must ensure that each driver has or is covered by automobile liability insurance for the vehicle operated as required by the State of Texas and that all vehicles have a current State of Texas vehicle registration.
American with Disabilities Act (ADA) located at The Americans with Disabilities Act | ADA.gov
Division of Metropolitan HIV/AIDS Programs, HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB). Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP) National Monitoring Standards for RWHAP Part A Recipients. Health Resources and Services Administration, June 2022.
Division of State HIV/AIDS Programs, HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB). Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP) National Monitoring Standards for RWHAP Part B Recipients. Health Resources and Services Administration, June 2022.
Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program. Policy Notice 16-02: Eligible Individuals & Allowable Uses of Funds. Health Resources & Services Administration, October 2018.
State of Texas Transportation Code Title 7, Subtitle C, Chapter 545. Operation and movement of Vehicles.