About Alacura

Alacura delivers the best medical transport services possible. Alacura is the first and only medical transportation management company dedicated to simplifying air and ground transportation. We were born from a drive to streamline the patient experience during ambulance transfers and to stop abuse and mismanagement in the medical transportation industry.

Our solution has created a partnership between health plans, air and ground ambulance providers, and healthcare facilities resulting in an improved process for transporting a patient.

Alacura provides a total benefit management solution where utilization review, network organization, and claims administration meld. Through this multi-pronged approach, we are able to provide unique transportation solutions to all stakeholders involved.

As a membership platform, Alacura gives patients a seamless way to access the in-network transportation benefits of their health plan to ensure that they are not balance-billed.

Alacura provides logistical support for patients and their families to ensure that proposed medical transportation meets their clinical and financial needs. Importantly, Alacura protects families from economic damage when market forces drive transportation decisions.

Alacura has a national network of credentialed air and ground transportation providers ready to be dispatched for your transport needs. The air transportation component is operated by participating FAA and DOT licensed air carriers. Our claims administrators are uniquely experienced with ambulance claims administration and our team of Utilization Review experts are at the ready to ensure fair and timely handling of prospective and retrospective medical review.

Alacura at a glance

  • Provides in-network transportation to ensure that patients are not balance billed
  • Simplifies air and ground medical transportation for both patients and health insurers

  • Integrates utilization review, network organization, and claims administration

  • Clinical process sources the most appropriate transport – ground, rotor, and fixed-wing

  • Works with hospitals and providers to ensure the best outcomes for patients

Leadership Team

Ken Van Cara

Ken Van Cara

CEO

Ken Van Cara has extensive experience in providing value-added services to health plans, most recently serving as President and COO of Clarus Healthcare, a provider of palliative care for patients in late senescence.

Prior to serving as President and COO of Clarus Healthcare, Ken held various leadership roles across healthcare services and managed care organizations such as EviCore, Magellan Health Services, and UnitedHealth Group. Mr. Van Cara received his undergraduate degree from Penn State University.

Ken Van Cara

Ken Van Cara

CEO

Ken Van Cara has extensive experience in providing value-added services to health plans, most recently serving as President and COO of Clarus Healthcare, a provider of palliative care for patients in late senescence.

Prior to serving as President and COO of Clarus Healthcare, Ken held various leadership roles across healthcare services and managed care organizations such as EviCore, Magellan Health Services, and UnitedHealth Group. Mr. Van Cara received his undergraduate degree from Penn State University.