Roundtrip Transportation Makes it Easier for Patients and Hospitals to Get Where They Need to Go

August 9, 2023

The cost of travel can rise dramatically depending on the time of year. A day trip from New York to Philadelphia on a 49 passenger bus costs less than $1,270 during weekdays, but almost double that on weekends. The length of the trip also affects the price. A one-way trip from Dallas to Houston will run about $1,500. But that’s a long way to go for an afternoon.

But for patients facing transportation barriers, the extra expense can be overwhelming. It’s estimated that these obstacles are responsible for 30% of medical no-shows, and each missed appointment can have a significant impact on overall health. That’s why realLIST ’18 startup Roundtrip has raised $1.9 million to help make it easier for hospitals and patients to get where they need to go.

The company’s technology connects non-emergency medical transport (NEMT) partners with health systems and payers to simplify transportation and improve healthcare outcomes. For example, the platform can arrange rides in any vehicle that meets a patient’s needs—including ambulances and specialty vehicles for people who use wheelchairs. It can also handle a range of payment methods, including private insurance and Medicaid/Medicare.

To help make it all work, co-founder and chief technology officer Ankit Mathur is the mastermind behind the system that runs Roundtrip. He’s not only a developer, but he looks at financial models, examines product requirements and does other important tasks that keep the business running smoothly. The company has 19 full-time employees, most of whom are based at WeWork’s Northern Liberties location.


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