DALLAS, TX--(Marketwired - October 17, 2016) - Alacura, the nation's first comprehensive Medical Transportation Benefits Management (MTBM) company, announced the formation of the Alacura Network Advisory Group. Donna Miller, CEO of Lifeguard International; W. Ashley Smith Jr., President of Jet Logistics; and Clay Hobbs, Director of Operations of Pafford EMS; have been selected to serve along with Alacura CEO David Boone; Semra Treece, Alacura's Director of Provider Development; and Dr. Matt Bush, Alacura's Medical Director.
The Alacura Network Advisory Group will help develop and expand the market presence of Alacura's network of credentialed medical transportation providers. The Advisory Group will serve as industry advocates and provide guidance through their perspectives on clinical issues, logistical expertise, and business insights into the growing MTBM industry. The Advisory Group will help Alacura structure best practices for credentialing medical transportation providers; share information regarding clinical policy and quality standards for ambulance providers; shape the composition, scale and distribution of the network; optimize transportation and associated logistics; and strengthen provider relations.
"We formed the Alacura Network Advisory Group in order to strengthen the MTBM industry," CEO Boone said. "Our goal with the Advisory Group is to expand the MTBM model to better serve patients, providers, and payors while simplifying a complex process. Additionally, we strive to improve safety and clinical quality and reduce costs throughout the system to the benefit of all stakeholders."
In an industry that has no central core of coordination, Alacura is the first and only MTBM company with the largest air transportation network in the U.S. As a way of demonstrating the highest standards of quality and safety, Alacura has established rigorous credentialing standards for medical transportation providers, who receive the Alacura Certified Medical Transportation seal once they complete the approval process (see certified badge as part of this release). The combination of Alacura's Network Advisory Group and commitment to excellence through credentialing standards assures that Alacura delivers the highest quality and safety in medical transportation services.
"The need for medical transportation often hits patients and their families at a very difficult time in their lives," said Alacura Provider Development Director Treece. "By streamlining the coordination of medical transportation and benefits, Alacura takes the burden off of the patient, payors can offer reliable quality services to their members at a lower cost, and providers can grow their business with increased access to transports. The Alacura Network Advisory Group will help us expand the reach of our services and deliver a win for everyone."
Alacura is the first and only medical transportation benefits management company dedicated to simplifying bedside-to-bedside non-emergent medical transportation for patients. Alacura manages the nation's largest fixed-wing transportation provider network ready to help patients 24/7/365 with one-call-does-it-all convenient, personal service. Alacura seeks to improve financial, operational and clinical performance for healthcare payors and administrators, their member patients, and transportation providers. For more information, please visit alacura.com.
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