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Lyft now allows healthcare providers to cover rides for patients

Ride-hailing services took a Beating Restrictions on place of stay during the epidemic kept the business muted. Nevertheless, Lyft is taking some lessons learned from the previous year to build it Ties With the healthcare sector. Starting today, the company is rolling out a feature that allows patients to access medical rides directly through the Lyft app. The “Like Pass for Healthcare” service has been designed to streamline the process of arranging a visit for doctors through a health plan or social service organization such as Medicaid and Medicare.

Lyft says patients currently go through a difficult process to book transportation to their appointment, which includes calling the call center up to 72 hours in advance to arrange a ride. By putting its app into travel, Lyft is hoping to have a go-to service for recurring visits for check-ups, vaccinations and even prescription pick-ups.

The new feature essentially allows a healthcare provider to share a ride pass with eligible patients (via phone number, code or direct link) that can be redeemed via the Lyft app. The patient enters the location and time and selects a pass to apply for his visit. Meanwhile, the organization can determine the total budget for the transportation program, which includes the maximum cost for each ride, and monitoring usage and expenses. Lyft Started The system passed last July as a way for companies to cover rides for workers during the epidemic.

Lyft and rival Uber are both already offering free or discounted rides for vaccination as part of their Lobbying efforts With the Biden administration to secure the jab for its drivers. Lyft too first Participation With medical software provider Epic allows physicians to schedule ride times for their patients from their health records.