Publication Month: Aug 2022 | Report Code: TIPRE00018286 | No. of Pages: 345 | Category: Healthcare IT | Status: Published
The non-emergency medical transportation market is segmented on the basis of service type, application, and regions. The report offers insights and in-depth analysis of the market, emphasizing various parameters including trends and opportunities of market, dynamics of market, and competitive landscape analysis of leading market players across various regions. It also includes the impact analysis of COVID–19 pandemic across the regions.
|Market Size Value in||US$ 8,658.87 Million in 2021|
|Market Size Value by||US$ 15,579.98 Million by 2028|
|Growth rate||CAGR of 9.0% from 2022 to 2028|
|No. of Pages||345|
|No. of Tables||58|
|No. of Charts & Figures||74|
|Historical data available||Yes|
|Segments covered||Service Type, and Application|
|Regional scope||North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa, South & Central America|
|Country scope||US, Canada, Mexico, UK, Germany, Spain, Italy, France, India, China, Japan, South Korea, Australia, UAE, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Brazil, Argentina|
|Report coverage||Revenue forecast, company ranking, competitive landscape, growth factors, and trends|
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Chronic diseases account for more than half of total deaths across the world. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 6 in 10 Americans suffer from at least one chronic disease, such as heart disease and stroke, cancer, and diabetes. Chronic diseases are the leading causes of death and disability in the US with cardiovascular disease and cancer, collectively, accounting for ~38% of all deaths. As per World Health Organization (WHO) 2021 data, 17.9 million deaths are recorded across the world annually due to cardiovascular diseases, followed by cancers (9.3 million), respiratory diseases (4.1 million), and diabetes (1.5 million).
Apart from worrying about the recurring medical expenses of patients suffering from chronic diseases, family members also need to be proactive in arranging transportation in emergencies, as these patients require regular access to life-saving health services to remain fit. While some might need therapies on daily basis, many visit their physicians for weekly consultations. Arranging a separate car may not be possible, especially for families belonging to low-income groups, who do not own any vehicle. In such cases, NEMT proves to be of great help to people. Studies show around 20 million people are suffering from chronic kidney disease who needs to reach the healthcare facilities on time for dialysis. One missed appointment can lead to an emergency admission to the hospital. For such patients, the availability of NEMT is a boon. The easy availability of NEMT offers individuals affected by chronic conditions access to life-sustaining treatments and health care services without delay. NEMT is a reliable way to go to appointments without missing them due to hindrances related to transportation, fuels the growth of the market.
Based on service type, the non-emergency medical transportation market is segmented into private pay patient transportation, insurance-backed patient transportation, courier services, and others. In 2022, the private pay patient transportation segment held the largest market share. Moreover, the same segment is anticipated to register the highest CAGR in the market during 2022–2028. Private pay patient transportation services are used by patients to travel to and from doctor's clinics and hospitals and for pharmacy pick-ups. In addition, these services can be availed by those people who are not Medicaid members for healthcare-related commutes. Medicare and private insurance policies don’t include transportation fees, patients pay for NEMT. Various benefits of private pay patient transportation include custom NEMT rates of reimbursement with higher margins compared to other, tendency to travel during off-peak hours in addition to regular business hours.
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Based on application, the non-emergency medical transportation market is segmented into dialysis, routine doctor visits, mental health related appointments, rehabilitation, and others. In 2022, the mental health related appointments segment held the largest share of the market. However, the market for the rehabilitation segment is expected to grow at the fastest rate during the forecast period. Access to mental health treatment, services, and support is crucial for people suffering from mental illness to get well and stay well. These patients are not legally allowed to use their vehicles for transportation. Thus, having reliable, affordable transportation to and from medical appointment sites is often a major hurdle, which propels the adoption of NEMT services. Oregon Health Plan (OHP) offers members free rides to appointments. Rides are available for covered services, such as medical visits, mental health services, and others under the OHP.
The non-emergency medical transportation market players adopt organic strategies, such as product launch and expansion, to expand their footprint and product portfolio globally, and meet the growing demand. Inorganic growth strategies witnessed in the market are partnerships and collaborations. These growth strategies have allowed the market players to expand their businesses and enhance their geographic presence. Additionally, acquisitions, partnerships, and other growth strategies help strengthen the company’s customer base and increase its product portfolio.