News In Review: Volume 9, Issue 21

5 Medical Conditions That Cost More Than $15K Per Hospital Stay  Fiercehealthcare.com - Heart valve disorders lead the list of the most expensive medical conditions with the highest average cost per inpatient stay, according to an analysis by Business Insider. CDC: No Change in Percentage of Uninsured in U.S. From '16 to

SPOTLIGHT: Tim Isenhower, Director of Benefits, HSM

  About Tim Isenhower Tim Isenhower, Director of Benefits – has worked with HSM and their self-insured health insurance for the past 25 years. Managing a self-insured health plan through the 90’s to today has provided him the opportunity to think out of the box for reduced healthcare cost programs including direct

Volume 3, Issue 5: Industry News

LEARN FROM THE MASTERS IN DATA-DRIVEN HEALTHCARE PURCHASING: 2018 HEALTH DATAPALOOZA   Lisa Woods, Sr. Director Health Care Benefits Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. Robert S. Mecklenburg, MD Medical Director, Center for Health Care Solutions Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, Washington Ruth Coleman, RN, MA Founder Health Design Plus MODERATOR Laura Carabello CPR Strategic Marketing Communications Editor & Publisher: www.medicaltraveltoday.com Thursday, April 26, 2018 10:45–12:00 Washington Hilton, Washington, D.C. You’re

Health Datapalooza: Largest US Domestic Employer Travel Surgery Programs — April 26, 2018

LEARN FROM THE MASTERS IN DATA-DRIVEN HEALTHCARE PURCHASING: 2018 HEALTH DATAPALOOZA Lisa Woods, Sr. Director Health Care Benefits Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. Robert S. Mecklenburg, MD Medical Director, Center for Health Care Solutions Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, Washington Ruth Coleman, RN, MA Founder Health Design Plus MODERATOR Laura Carabello CPR Strategic Marketing Communications Editor & Publisher: www.medicaltraveltoday.com and www.usdomesticmedicaltravel.com Thursday, April 26, 2018 10:45–12:00

Volume 9, Issue 20: Axial Benefits Group: Full-service Benefits Company Specializing in Healthcare Purchasing Coalitions

Dear Colleagues, This month our spotlight interview highlights Michael J. Rodgers, Jr., Principal and Managing Partner of Axial Benefits Group. In this exclusive interview, we learn exactly how Axial Benefits Group successfully specializes in Healthcare Purchasing Coalitions for mid-size companies and direct contracting with hospitals and providers to build their own HMO

Spotlight: Michael J. Rodgers, Jr., Principal and Managing Partner, Axial Benefits Group

About Michael J. Rodgers, Jr. As the Principal and Managing Partner of Axial Benefits Group, Mr. Rodgers brings his extensive background in health and welfare plans to Axial's clients. He has been pioneering Healthcare Purchasing Coalitions since 2009 specializing in assisting medium and large corporations, many of whom have multi-state locations, with the development

Volume 9, Issue 20: Industry News

PRESS REALSE: MUNICH AIRPORT AND LUFTHANSA START TESTING OF HUMANOID ROBOT IN TERMINAL 2 "Josie Pepper" to provide information to passengers. February 15, 2018 - She is 120 centimeters tall, with sparkling, round eyes and a pleasant voice: Starting today, "Josie Pepper" the robot will be answering questions for passengers in

Volume 9, Issue 20: News in Review

Cancer Survival Rates Vary Across the World  HealthDay.com - Cancer survival rates are improving worldwide, but poorer countries are seeing less improvement than wealthier ones, a new study shows. First Dubai International Medical Tourism Forum Traveltradeweekly.travel - Themed Reimagining Experience, the first Dubai International Medical Tourism Forum is taking place on February 20

Volume 3, Issue 4: Medical Travel for Pets: An option for affordable veterinary surgery and dental care

Dear Colleagues: In this issue, learn of two women, Jacqueline Morasco and Dr. Lori Pasternak, DMV, Owners, Helping Hands Affordable Veterinary Surgery & Dental Care, who are changing the veterinary game. In this exclusive interview, we learn about their Richmond, Virginia-based full-service hospital meeting the need for a lower-cost alternative for advanced