Transportation is often cited as one of the top barriers to health care for individuals in the United States. To reduce this burden and increase access to care, many health care providers are now partnering with ride-sharing companies such as Uber and Lyft to arrange non-emergent transportation to and from scheduled appointments. In this episode of Triage, Kenneth Kennedy discusses some of the major issues and potential risks that providers must consider when implementing these ride-sharing programs, including health information privacy and compliance with federal fraud and abuse laws.

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