March 26, 2017

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This Week in Medical Travel Today…

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Greetings, Retail giant Walmart made big news last week with the introduction of a first-of-its-kind Centers of Excellence program (See INDUSTRY NEWS). Working with six prominent health systems across the country, the program provides Walmart covered associates and family members with no out-of-pocket cost for select surgeries. Beyond the opportunity to provide employees with quality […]

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Greetings, Beginning with today’s issue, we’ll be featuring an ongoing series (INSIDE LOOK) at how one US-based employer is approaching the prospect of adding medical travel to its benefits option. This will be a watch-it-as-it-unfolds type of series and one that will surely be of interest to other employers, benefits managers, insurance brokers, hospitals, and […]

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Greetings, The impact of healthcare reform is on the minds of many Americans, including Medical Travel Today’s own publisher, Laura Carabello. In this week’s PUBLISHER’S PERSPECTIVE she shares how she anticipates reform affecting the flow of patients, and a few of the ways providers and employers may adjust to rising costs of care. Another individual […]

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Greetings, As summer in the northern hemisphere draws to a close many of us are resuming a “back to work” attitude and beginning to pull together travel budgets and plans for the year ahead. As evidenced under UPCOMING EVENTS, there’s seemingly no limit to possible destinations and topics for consideration in the world of medical […]

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Greetings, While partnering is hardly a new trend in medical travel, it is one that’s generating a lot of attention lately in the US. Concerns about the Affordable Care Act are motivating providers, payers, suppliers and other healthcare organizations to actively consider and pursue partnerships to address the potential realities of healthcare reform (see lead […]

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Greetings, There are few destinations that epitomize the promise and challenges of medical travel better than Dubai. Once heralded as the future face of the industry, Dubai and, in particular, Dubai’s Healthcare City, were designed with noble aspirations and lofty ambitions. Then, like the rest of the world, it suffered from the realities of a […]

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Greetings, Transparency is a word that gets thrown around a lot in medical care. While the term is frequently applied to costs, its scope in the world of medical travel is expanding. In this week’s SPOTLIGHT we speak with two individuals who are seeking to bring greater transparency to the industry for distinctly different purposes. […]

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Greetings, Not surprisingly, the day the Supreme Court handed down its 5-4 vote in favor of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), the front page of The New York Times featured a story on the then-pending ruling. What was interesting was the fact that editors ran a story about medical travel directly next to it. […]

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Greetings, Safety is and has always been a key issue in the world of healthcare and medical travel. While most of our efforts tend to focus on safety and the point of delivery, one organization is doing its part to bring a new level of safety to many medical travelers’ first step: the search. As […]

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Greetings, The Self-Insurer, a publication of the Self-Insurance Institute of America, recently shined a light on the value proposition of medical and surgical care abroad. Penned by David Boucher of Companion Global Healthcare, the piece examines the differentiators that are driving employers to offshore their employees’ surgical care (see INDUSTRY NEWS).   It’s an interesting read and […]

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