Collecting what you're owed from government programs can be an exercise in frustration if not futility because of a key stumbling block: documenting costs accurately. One solution being increasingly used by organizations seeking transportation- or emergency services-related reimbursement is to utilize the data collected by GPS fleet tracking systems originally deployed to monitor vehicle location. For example:
- One school district was able to better document transportation activities for special needs students and collect over $600,000 in Medicaid reimbursement.
- One utility company was able to capture the data needed during a tornado cleanup and recoup over $110,000 from FEMA.
More organizations are increasingly recognizing how fleet tracking technology is doing double duty as a "debt collector."