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Library: Policy

317:30-5-327.9. Scheduling NMET services through SoonerRide

Revised 9-1-21

(a) The long-term care facility/member will schedule SoonerRide NEMT services for transportation to covered services. SoonerRide NEMT services may be scheduled by calling the toll free SoonerRide number or by faxing a request to SoonerRide.

(b) All SoonerRide NEMT routine services must be scheduled by advance appointment. Appointments must be made at least three (3) business days in advance of the health care appointment, but may be scheduled up to fourteen (14) business days in advance. Scheduling for members with standing appointments may be scheduled for those appointments beyond the fourteen (14) days.

(c) NEMT services for eligible members will be scheduled and obtained through the SoonerRide NEMT program. The long-term care facility/member will be financially responsible for NEMT services which are not scheduled for eligible members through the SoonerRide program. The long-term care facility may not charge the member or member's family for NEMT services which were not paid for by SoonerRide because they were not scheduled through SoonerRide in the appropriate manner.

(d) The long-term care facility/member must provide wheelchairs or car seats when needed. These items will not be provided by the SoonerRide NEMT transport.

(e) Whenever possible SoonerRide will give consideration for members who request NEMT for routine care and the request is made less than three (3) business days in advance of the appointment. However, such requests for service are not guaranteed and will depend on the availability of space and resources, as well as, the distance to the medical appointment.

(f) If SoonerRide cannot provide NEMT for urgent care, the long-term care facility/member may provide the NEMT transportation and submit proper documentation to SoonerRide for reimbursement. In such cases the long-term care facility/member must attempt to schedule the service through SoonerRide first, and obtain a reference number or the service must have become necessary during a time that SoonerRide scheduling was unavailable, such as after hours or weekends. For NEMT for urgent services provided after hours or on weekends, the long-term care facility/member must notify SoonerRide within two (2) business days of the date of service.