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 CMTA Benefits
 1.  Up to 20% discount on Insurance rates for CMTA
      Members. Call LA General at 818-243-0000 to obtain a no
      obligation quote on Auto Liability, General Liability, Workers
       Comp premiums.. 

 2.  Listing on CMTA Website with a search engine 
      CMTA will advertise its provider’s network to
      all Hospitals, Skilled Nursing Facilities and other Medical
      Groups and IPAs in California. 

 3.  Discounts on Medical Transportation Software. 

 4.  Education and training of medical transportation providers.
      Educational and training webinars.

 5.  Help with Medi-Cal Enrollment, Reenrollment and Audits.
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 Reasons to Join
w          In 2016  CMTA continues to fight for NEMT industry survival  while State Legistlature was working on legalization of Non-Medical Transportation (NMT)  in California.  CMTA in collaboration with DHCS and NEMT industry providers have successfully stoped several Logisticare proposed amendments to Assembly bill AB2394 which would advercely affect NEMT industry
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w          In 2014  CMTA continues to fight for NEMT industry survival during  CCI / Cal MediConnect transition to managed Care. CMTA in collaboration with Genesis Insurance agency has  created a discounted Insurance program for CMTA members.
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w          In 2013  CMTA continues to fight for restoration of 10 % Medi-Cal cut.
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         From 2008 to 2012 CMTA has stopped DHCS from imposing 10% Medi-Cal rate cut to NEMT providers by successfuly fighting DHCS in Federal Court.
CMTA HAS KEPT YOU IN BUSINESS!!!

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        In 2009, CMTA has helped more then 80 NEMT providers to settle their monetary penalty  cases with DHCS. After mass audits of NEMT industry providers,  Medi-Cal Audits and Investigation Department has discovered that more then 40% of NEMT providers were out of compliance with Vehicle and Drivers reporting regulations. CMTA was working closely with Medi-Cal to bring all NEMT providers into compliance and to settle their penalty cases with DHCS.
JOIN NOW TO STAY INFORMED OF THE NEMT LEGAL ADVOCACY EFFORTS!!!
w        In 2008, CMTA formed a Legal Defense Fund, with fundraising spearheaded by long-time CMTA member Marat Sheynkman.  Led by CMTA President Steve Horne, CMTA retained the successful Legal Advocacy team of Lynn Carman and Stanley Friedman from the Medicaid Defense Fund to argue that Non-Emergency Medical Transportation (NEMT) should be spared the 10% Medi-Cal rate cut many providers have been experiencing.  The separate CMTA complaint was heard in federal court in November 2008.  JOIN NOW TO STAY INFORMED OF THE NEMT LEGAL ADVOCACY EFFORTS!!!

w         In 2007, when many other optional benefits were slated for elimination (NEMT is the second largest “optional” (meaning the State does not have to provide the service under the Medicaid program) service (adult dental is the most expensive)) the Medi-Cal program did NOT target NEMT.  Medi-Cal Director Stan Rosenstein told CMTA that Bill Barnaby Sr. & Jr. had made such a good case that NEMT was “in essence” required by federal law that Medi-Cal was not going to target NEMT for elimination under his watch. 
JOIN NOW TO STAY INFORMED OF THE NEMT LEGISLATIVE ADVOCACY EFFORTS!!!

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In 2006, CMTA gained an 8% rate increase from the legislature.  While the increase was vetoed by the Governor, NEMT was the only provider category to garner any type of rate increase.  Additionally in 2006, CMTA fought with a coalition of Medi-Cal providers to overturn a 5% rate cut that had been enacted in 2003, but stopped by court action.  The cut was only in place for only 63 days until CMTA and the provider coalition were able to pass legislation ending the cut.
JOIN NOW TO SUPPORT THE EFFORT FOR BETTER MEDI-CAL RATES!!!
w         In 2004 – 05, CMTA worked with the California Medical Association (CMA) – led coalition on fighting a rate decrease effort proposed by Governors Shwarzenegger and Davis.  Before Governor Davis was recalled in 2003 he was facing an approximately $34 billion deficit.  He first proposed eliminating NEMT and then fell back upon a 10% cut.  In the end CMTA and coalition was able to defeat the cut, only to have a 5% cut forced upon all Medi-Cal providers by a last-minute, back-room deal.  However, the cut was stopped by court action that remained in place until overturned in late 2005.  JOIN NOW TO SUPPORT THE NEMT INDUSTRY’S ADVOCACY EFFORTS!!!

w         In 2002, due to a budget deficit in excess of $23 billion, severe Medi-Cal provider rate cuts were proposed, including a reimbursement reduction of 20% for NEMT.  CMTA, as the only organized voice for NEMT in California, aggressively fought against the Medi-Cal rate cuts.  We prevailed, and were one of the first provider categories exempted from a rate cut.  In signing the 2002-03 State Budget, Governor Davis made special note of full funding for NEMT.  A month later, the Governor signed another bill that attempted to preserve Medi-Cal patient access by not cutting rates for most other providers, as well. But CMTA led the way and the example it set for NEMT encouraged others to seek and win retention of their payment rates. 
IN SHORT, CMTA HAS KEPT NEMT IN THE MEDI-CAL PROGRAM AND PREVENTED SEVERE RATE CUTS.

w         During 2001, CMTA sponsored legislation (Assembly Bill (AB) 915 by former Assembly Majority Leader Dario Frommer, D - Glendale) to streamline the Treatment Authorization Request (TAR) process and make it more user-friendly for both Medi-Cal beneficiaries and NEMT providers.  CMTA was able to drop sponsorship of AB 915 because the then-Department of Health Services (DHS), now the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS), administratively remedied many of the TAR problems facing NEMT.  Several CMTA companies have reported their TAR processing situation has improved since the introduction of AB 915 and the increased dialogue with the DHCS.  CMTA had a meeting with then-DHS officials on October 26, 2001 in the San Diego Field Office and continues to work on the TAR issue.  
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w         During 2000, CMTA fought for, and obtained, a twenty percent (20%) Medi-Cal rate reimbursement increase for the NEMT industry.  While the entire industry received this payment increase – it was the CMTA dues-paying members who financed this successful effort! 
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w         During 2000, then-DHS also proposed changes in the Manual of Criteria (MOC).  The MOC directly affects your patients’ ability to access NEMT.  These proposed changes have also been put on hold pending further comments from CMTA.  Again, the MOC update project remains on hold but could be revived.
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w         During 1998-2000, then-DHS proposed changes in equipment regulations set forth in California Code of Regulations, Title 22, which would have been costly for NEMT providers.  CMTA successfully argued that implementation of these changes be put on hold until more comments were received from CMTA.  At the moment, proposed regulations are still on hold but subject to being revived. 
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w         For many years, during the Deukmejian and Wilson administrations (1983 – 1999), the NEMT industry was targeted for elimination from the Medi-Cal program due to State budgetary problems.  CMTA successfully fought to keep the NEMT industry in the Medi-Cal program. 
CMTA HAS KEPT YOU IN BUSINESS!!!
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