March 24, 2017

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Richard Krasner: The Stars Aligned: Mexico as a medical tourism destination for Mexican-born US workers under Workers’ Compensation

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Sometimes the stars align, and a writer such as myself finds a topic to write about. This is what happened to me this week. The topic I found was Mexican workers getting medical treatment in Mexico for work-related injuries. The topic presented itself when I received a new blog post from Joe Paduda. This was the […]

Medical Tourism and Workers’ Compensation: What are the barriers?

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By Richard Krasner Over the past 20 years, the average medical costs associated with lost-time workers’ compensation claims have gone up dramatically. As of last year, the average medical claim cost per lost-time claim is $28,000. This figure does not take into account workers’ compensation policies with high deductibles, nor does it give us any […]

The Role and Contribution of Conferences and Exhibitions

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by Constantine Constantinides, M.D., Ph.D., Chief Executive, healthCare cybernetics   The Practical Philosophy …that goes with it As far as the industry is concerned, when it comes to industry conferences and exhibitions, one can do the following (or none of the following): Attend Exhibit Sponsor But the question asked by the thinking industry player (supply-side […]

From Medical Travel for Clinical Trials to Traditional Therapies, Minerva’s Personal Health Choice Plan Offers Complete and Unbiased Care Options

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As the expression goes, Farrah Walsh cut her teeth in the field of clinical research and drug development. After freshman year in college, she took her first job as an intern – Clinical Research associate through Northeastern University’s co-op program for a startup medical device company called Aspect Medical Systems. While her career path over […]

Cosmetic Surgery in Costa Rica: One woman’s positive experience with Minerva Journey

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Medical Travel Today editors interviewed this individual who chooses to remain anonymous – but we heard her story first-hand. For this article, we will call her Jane Doe. Jane Doe, a single mother living in Tennessee, was interested in getting a partial facelift, but couldn’t afford a fancy price tag, and her insurance does not cover […]

Tele-Well Being: The Right Brain on the Move

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By Dr. Eric I. Mitchell Tele-Well Being is a “design model” for a new healthcare delivery system for on-the-go travelers.  Its design is made up of utility and significance.  The utility, the need for healthcare, is a very important part of America because of our large senior population that’s taking shape worldwide. The other part of […]

Israel Shows How Health Care Is Going Global

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By Gregory W. Moore, Esq., Healthcare Practice Group Leader, Clark Hill PLC It may be one of the smallest countries in the world in terms of its land area.  But, when it comes to healthcare technology and medical tourism, Israel is becoming a major hotspot. I had the pleasure of visiting Tel-Aviv, Jerusalem and surrounding […]

I. Glenn Cohen: Medical Tourism, Access to Health Care, and Global Justice

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  Editor’s Note: This month’s issue of the Virginia Journal of International Law features a paper by Glenn Cohen, Harvard assistant professor of law, on the topic of “Medical Tourism, Access to Health Care, and Global Justice.” We’re pleased to provide the following abstract and a link to the complete paper. Abstract: Medical tourism – […]

High-End Medical Travel

Laszlo Puczko, Co-Founder, Wellness Tourism Worldwide High-End Medical Travel As in every form of travel, many medical travelers can also enjoy the various amenities available only for the selected few. The labels for these services are numerous: luxury, high- or top-end, exclusive, personal, etc. Luxury as we tend to know it has very identical qualities: […]

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