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Archive for November, 2011

This Week in Medical Travel Today…

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Volume 5, Issue 24 Greetings, For the last several years it’s been an ongoing challenge to find what felt like stable footing in the medical travel industry. Just how big is the industry? What are the opportunities? What are the liabilities? To whom are we selling? And on and on and around and around. These […]

SPOTLIGHT: Rajesh Rao, IndUShealth

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Rajesh Rao, Founder and Chief Executive Officer Editor’s Note: Based in Raleigh, NC, IndUShealth recently released a patient experience study. Using data gathered over the past five years, the study highlights key aspects of the care experience and the motivations of American retail and corporate patients that the company has coordinated care for at a network […]

SPOTLIGHT: Professor Felice Eugenio Agro, Part One

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Professor Felice Eugenio Agro, Chief of Health Strategy & Business Development, The University Hospital Campus Bio – Medico of Rome   Medical Travel Today (MTT): What is your professional background and involvement in medical travel? Professor Felice Eugenio Agro (FA): The University Hospital Campus Bio – Medico of Rome is a general teaching hospital that […]

Surgeons Taking the Leap: Dropping Insurance

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Generalsurgerynews.com— Kevin Petersen, MD, a private practice surgeon in Las Vegas, grew more frustrated each year. And like many general surgeons, the things that frustrated him about his practice had little to do with performing surgery. He became most frustrated when trying to get reimbursed by Medicare for a patient on whom he had operated […]

HealthAffairs Blog: A Better Way to Approach Medicare’s Impossible Task

By Thomas Saving and John Goodman healthaffairs.org—As Congress faces mounting pressure to rein in Medicare spending, two sides seem to be squaring off. The don’t-touch-a-thing-other-than-squeezing-provider-fees position seems to appeal to mainly Democrats, while eat-your-spinach reforms, including more cost sharing and higher premiums, seem to appeal mainly to Republicans. Neither position is very appealing to voters […]

New Global Alliance Wellness Tourism Worldwide Launched and Issues its First Report

Wellness Tourism Worldwide is a new international trade alliance comprised of wellness and tourism related businesses, organizations and institutions based on the domains of well-being and Quality of Life (QoL). WTW is the first global alliance considering all forms of wellness and well-being products and services from wellness hotels to spas and corporate/workplace wellness to holistic and […]

Satori World Medical Appoints Geoffrey Harris to Its Strategic Advisory Board

Harris to provide insight and strategic direction to Satori World Medical San Diego, CA, November 18, 2011 –(PR.com)– Satori World Medical, a leading medical travel company, has appointed Geoffrey Harris to serve on its Strategic Advisory Board. Satori’s Strategic Advisory Board assists the company’s Board of Directors and senior management team in the design of […]

Las Vegas Places its Bets on Medical Tourism: Guide Details Vegas Health & Wellness Travel Options

travelmarketreport.com—The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority has produced a 176-page Las Vegas Health and Wellness Destination Guide, in cooperation with the Medical Tourism Association. The guide contains information on medical and dental treatments, cosmetic procedures, corporate wellness programs and retirement living in Las Vegas and southern Nevada. Also included are a directory of medical facilities […]

News in Review

Shetty hospital land deal finalized compasscayman.com —The Shetty hospital developers have finalized their initial purchase of land in East End and intend to apply for a mixed-use planned area development for the site.  Gene Thompson, the local partner in the project to build a 2,000-bed medical tourism hospital, said late last week that the purchase […]

From the Editor

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by Amanda Haar, Editor   Greetings, Thanks to the actions and choices of a number of political leaders and professional athletes, medical travel is garnering a good bit of media attention these days And while the coverage is no doubt serving to educate many who weren’t familiar with the notion of going abroad for care, […]

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