How NEMT Businesses Can Save Money and Increase ROI with the Travrsa-LT Transport Wheelchair
Running a non-emergency medical transportation service doesn’t have to be so expensive. With high equipment costs and insurance rates to ever-increasing wage demand, many operators are looking for ways to reduce costs. The Travrsa-LT Transport Wheelchair is a great solution. This wheelchair is less expensive than some standard NEMT seating solutions and includes additional features for passenger comfort. It is designed with durability in mind, so it will last for years and require minimal maintenance. The long-term investment value of this product makes it the perfect choice for any NEMT company hoping to increase its profit margins while providing an improved customer experience.
Lower Your Initial Investment
Many NEMT operators and ambulettes use a stretcher or gurney for transporting their passengers. These specialized pieces of equipment are expensive, costing $10,000-$15,000. The Travrsa-LT Transport Wheelchair is much less expensive than a gurney.
Lower Your Equipment Maintenance Costs
Equipment costs can eat into your ROI. Stretchers tend to need replacement parts often. The caster wheels, for example, may need replacement as often as every six months, and they can cost up to $500 apiece. When it does come time to replace a piece on your Travrsa-LT Transport Wheelchair, such as a wheel or a cylinder, the parts are affordable, making maintaining your fleet much more cost-effective. Travrsa by Broda also offers a 5-year warranty on the wheelchair frame and a 2-year warranty on all parts and accessories, meaning you have no maintenance costs for routine wear and tear during those time periods.
Lower Your Labor Costs
One of the most significant factors for ROI is wages. On average, an NEMT driver’s wages are $22/hour in the United States. Per year, that adds up to $45,162 per employee,1 plus other costs, such as health insurance. Having two operators for a stretcher or gurney is more than just an industry standard – according to the leading medical cot manufacturers, it’s a requirement for passenger safety. The Travrsa-LT Transport Wheelchair on the other hand, is easier to maneuver than a gurney or stretcher. This means that it only takes one employee to complete the trip instead of two. With the Travrsa-LT Transport Wheelchair, many NEMT operators can cut their workforce expenses by as much as 50%.
Increase Your Trip Capacity
If your business has room to grow, using the Travrsa-LT can free up resources so you can accept more trips. Rather than sending two employees for every trip, invest in more vehicles to quickly expand your capacity. As a bonus, trips with the Travrsa-LT typically take less time to complete. Rather than maneuvering a bulky stretcher and taking extra time to avoid common fall risks, passengers can quickly and comfortably slide in and out of the Travrsa-LT Transport Wheelchair.
The wheelchair raises and lowers to the height of the passenger’s bed or sofa and reclines to lay completely flat. Removable arm rests and shoulder supports allow passengers to slide easily into their seat with no manual lifting. Specially weighted cylinders help the operator raise the client back into a seated position without strain.
Increase ROI by Using Smaller Vehicles
The Travrsa-LT Transport Wheelchair fits easily into smaller transport vans, unlike traditional stretchers which require much more space and can be difficult to maneuver in tight spaces. Smaller vehicles can help you save money on fuel, insurance, maintenance, and more.
If you’re looking for an efficient way to save money on your NEMT service, the Travrsa-LT Transport Wheelchair is the perfect solution. With its lower initial investment cost and long-term durability and savings potential, it’s a great choice for any operator looking to maximize profits.
- Salary.com. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://www.salary.com/research/salary/hiring/nemt-driver-salary
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