Medical Motor Coach Offers Solution for a Case Manager in Need
Late last year, I took a call from a case manager who was in a pretty difficult – and emotionally challenging – situation. She had a patient who had been in a car accident. The woman was seriously injured and her father had been killed.
When I spoke to the case manager, it was immediately obvious that this particular case was really hard for her. I could hear the frustration in her voice as she explained the problem. The patient was in a hospital in the Southwest, but her family wanted to get her back home to the East coast as soon as possible, so that she could be closer to her family and other loved ones. It was just before Christmas, and everyone involved was struggling to deal with both the daughter's injuries and the father's death. To make matters worse, the patient's insurance company was refusing to cover the cost of an air ambulance flight. The family didn't have the resources to pay for the air ambulance out of pocket, and the case manager wasn't sure what to do next.
After speaking to the case manager for a few minutes and getting some more specific details on the patient's condition, I knew I had the answer. I suggested that a medical motor coach might be the perfect fit for both the patient's and the family's needs.
A medically equipped motor coach offers a more affordable alternative to an expensive air ambulance trip. Since this patient was medically stable, ground medical transport was an acceptable alternative. (Patients who are in more critical condition or need to travel internationally or get somewhere as quickly as possible are typically still better served by an air ambulance.)
Once I explained the medical motor coach option to the case manager, I could tell she was relieved. Here was a solution to her dilemma. Our team went to work right away, quickly arranging the transport so that the patient could be back with her loved ones for the holidays. MedFlight911 coordinated all the details, so the case manager and the patient's family had one less thing to worry about. In a matter of days, we were ready to transport the patient back to her home, so she could begin the recovery process.
Come back next week to read about what happened during this emotional medical motor coach journey.
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