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NEMTAC® ACCREDITATION

REQUIREMENTS & FAQS

Before you begin your accreditation process, be sure you qualify for NEMTAC® accreditation

NATIONAL ACCREDITATION PROGRAM

NEMTAC® offers the only national accreditation program designed to enhance and promote the quality of care in America’s medical transportation system. Obtaining accreditation distinguishes an organization and signifies to its customer and stakeholders that they have met the NEMT industry standards of excellence.

NEMTAC’s comprehensive accreditation process often exceeds those established by state or local regulators and are designed to increase utilization, serve as a market differentiator and decrease liability.

The NEMTAC® accreditation journey begins with reviewing the NEMTAC® Accreditation Standards Self-Assessment Tool. This will help organizations prepare and determine if they are ready to begin the accreditation process. NEMTAC® will be accrediting organizations on a first come, first serve basis. A maximum of five (5) organizations will be accredited per month and  the Board of Directors will monitor this number on a regular basis.

Follow the steps below to begin your accreditation journey!

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MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS TO APPLY FOR ACCREDITATION

  • Business License

Applicable licenses as required by your City and State.

  • Employer ID Number

You must have an Employer ID Number (EIN).

  • National Provider Number

 The National Provider Identifier (NPI) is necessary for Medicare/Medicaid transports and is required for NEMTAC accreditation.

  • NEMT Services Eligible for NEMTAC Accreditation

You should offer services that NEMTAC accredits such as: non-emergency medical transportation services, paratransit providers, wheelchair and stretcher van services. If your organization provides services under an emerging model of medical transportation or health care that doesn’t exactly match those listed above, give us a call or send us an email to learn more about how we may be able to help.

  • NEMTAC Accreditation Fee

The fee for accreditation is $3600 which includes the $600 application fee. Your organization can decide whether to pay $83.33 per month or $3000 upfront for a discount. 

*Fee change effective May 11, 2023

STEP 1

Send me the NEMTAC Accreditation Standards Self- Assessment Tool!

(Download in Safari may have issues - consider a different browser - ie Chrome)

STEP 2

Review accreditation readiness by comparing and preparing your organization to NEMTAC standards.

Once your organization has marked YES to all the requirements on the checklist - your organization is ready to move to Step 3.

STEP 3

Submit the Accreditation application and pay both the Application and Accreditation fees* to be placed in the assessment queue.

*$600 one time fee and your choice of upfront payment or monthly with automatic payments. 

Accreditation Steps
  • How does an organization start the accreditation process?
    It is easy to do! 1. Request a copy of the NEMTAC Accreditation Standards Self-Assessment Tool located above. For transportation providers click here. For any other organizations interested in learning about NEMTAC Accreditation Standards click here. 2. Review accreditation readiness by comparing and preparing your organization to NEMTAC standards. 3. Submit the Accreditation Application and pay the appropriate fee. Your organization will be given access to NEMTCredEx and asked to upload the documents requested in the Accreditation Checklist. 4. After your documents are submitted, you can self evaluate for completion, and submit them for review by the assessment team and formal NEMTAC Accreditation.
  • How long does it take to get NEMTAC Accreditation?
    Once and application is submitted to NEMTAC, an organization should allow 90 days to complete the accreditation process. The timeline is contingent on the efficient flow of information between NEMTAC and the organization seeking accreditation. A detailed accreditation step-by-step guide is provided to facilitate this process.
  • What will NEMTAC Accreditation cost an organization?
    Costs for accreditation vary depending on the size of the organization and the number of operations (locations, business entities or states). The application fee for all organizations is $600. The accreditation fees are as follows: $3600 - Pay $600 non-refundable application fee plus$83.33 monthly over the 3 years of accreditation $3000 - Pay $600 non-refundable application fee plus $2400 at time of application
  • How long is my NEMTAC Accreditation valid for?
    NEMTAC accreditation for is valid for a three-year (3) period provided you remain compliant with the submitted credentials and all fees remain current. Failing to maintain monthly payment arrangements will result in early termination of accreditation.
  • Why should my organization become NEMTAC Accredited?
    NEMTAC accreditation reflects industry best practices but is flexible enough to relate to all sizes and types of NEMT organizations. By becoming NEMTAC accredited, your organization demonstrates to it's customers, payors and NEMT community an unparalleled commitment to quality and compliance standards.
  • What does the NEMTAC Accreditation Process Encompass?
    In general, NEMTAC will review the following catagories and respective documentation: Organizational Management Human Resources Driver Credentialing Compliance Program / Ethical Business Practices Vehicle Maintenance Fleet Operations Communications
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