- Associated Press - Friday, March 1, 2019

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - The St. Louis-based medical transportation company that was recently put in charge of providing Rhode Islanders transportation to medical appointments has agreed to pay a $1 million penalty.

The state Executive Office of Health and Human Services made the announcement on Thursday afternoon, just before Medical Transportation Management officials were scheduled to appear before the state House Committee on Oversight. MTM has signed a renegotiated contract that includes the penalty and eliminates a cap on the amount of money the state can seek for inadequate services.

The new contract also adds a 10-percent withholding of monthly payments that will be released if the company achieves “measurable performance goals.”

MTM was hired Jan. 1 to transport Rhode Islanders to medical appointments and over 1,000 people have reported late rides or no-shows.

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