Brokerage

Summary of MART’s Brokerage Operations

Human Service Transportation (HST)

MART is one of 6 Regional Transit Authorities contracted with the Executive Office of Health and Human Services (EOHHS) as a transportation Broker to provide Human Service Transportation (HST) to eligible consumers receiving services from the following state agencies:  Office of Medicaid (MassHealth), Department of Developmental Services (DDS), Department of Public Health (DPH), Department of Mental Health (DMH), Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission (MRC) and Massachusetts Commission for the Blind (MCB).  MART currently transports approximately 70% of HST consumers throughout 75% of the state of Massachusetts under our current contract with EOHHS.  We provide the following Agency transportation.

MassHealth

Transportation is available to eligible MassHealth recipients with a valid PT1 form.  Eligible recipients contact MART directly to schedule their transportation and members are transported to and from medical appointments.  MART provides brokerage services for the greater Metro Boston, Pioneer Valley, North Central, Lowell and the South Central Areas.  MART has contracts with approximately 200 transportation providers to accommodate the transportation needs of members via a low cost bid system. MART currently services the transportation needs of MassHealth members in 223 cities and towns, with an approximate annual budget of $26 million.

Department of Developmental Services

MART provides transportation brokerage services for qualified consumers of the Department of Developmental Services (DDS), covered through the Central West, Northeast, Southeast and Metro West area offices.  DDS transportation consumers are transported daily to various DDS/DayHab programs across the state.  MART accomplishes this through a competitive bid process of awarded routes to approximately fifty private transportation providers.

Department of Public Health - Early Intervention Program

MART provides transportation brokerage services for the Department of Public Health (DPH) Early Intervention Program (EIP) eligible consumers covering the transportation needs in the Pioneer Valley, North and South Central, and the Greater Boston areas. Brokerage services for DPH-EIP eligible children from birth to age 3 being transported to various programs. MART accomplishes this by utilizing approximately twenty private transportation providers via a competitive bid process.

Department of Mental Health

MART provides transportation brokerage services for the Department of Mental Health (DMH).  MART is currently transporting consumers to various clubhouses in four areas. MART currently services the transportation needs of the DMH consumer private transportation providers.

Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission

MART provides transportation brokerage services for the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission (MRC); transportation is requested for eligible consumers by the agency on an as needed basis. MART currently manages the transportation needs of eligible consumers via a competitive bid process using private transportation providers.

Massachusetts Commission for the Blind

MART provides transportation brokerage services for the Massachusetts Commission for the Blind (MCB) the transportation is requested for eligible consumers by the agency on an as needed basis. MART manages transportation needs of eligible consumers via a competitive bids process using 6 private transportation providers.

 

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