Volume 3, Issue 2: “Know Before You Go” Pricing for Outpatient Medical Care with Pratter

Dear Colleagues:

In this exclusive interview, we had the opportunity to speak with Bill Hennessey, MD, CEO and Founder of Pratter, a medical cost savings and transparency company.

Pratter is the only healthcare service on the market empowering consumers and their self-insured employers with truly transparent “know before you go” pricing for outpatient medical care. A distinction of Pratter from its competitors is that it is 100 percent loyal to employers. This is because it is independent of all health insurance companies.

We hope you enjoy this interview where Hennessey’s passion to fight for everyone to have affordable access to medical care shines through.

This issue also brings you a look into the epidemic of healthcare waste, how San Diego hospitals are embracing medical tourism and the CDC’s updated guidance for infants born to mothers with Zika Virus.

In the spirit of the season of giving, I would like to share the story of a colleague and close friend of mine, Ann Marie Zyla. Ann Marie’s husband, Tim, suffers from Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) a genetic, life-threatening disease that causes the kidneys to lose function over time, and he is now forced to secure a donor kidney in the next few months or deal with the deadly consequences.  It was Ann Marie who was planning to donate her kidney to her beloved husband, but just recently she suffered from a bilateral vertebral artery dissection in the neck along with a small pseudo aneurysm formation leaving her unable to donate the lifesaving organ.

We are hoping to spread the word of Tim’s story by using the hashtags: #TeamTim #TeamTimZyla

You can read more about Ann Marie and Tim Zyla’s crisis here.

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“Rising health insurance premiums, lack of transparency and increased awareness of how varied medical costs and quality vary dramatically between hospitals and across regions, have pushed consumers right into the arms of international and domestic medical travel. The growing industry provides the perfect solution for patients to receive the high-quality, cost-effective care that they need AND rightfully deserve!” – Laura Carabello, Executive Editor and Publisher, Medical Travel Today and U.S. Domestic Medical Travel.

Thank you for your interest in this exciting, growing market space. We welcome your comments and/or editorial contributions, which can be sent directly to: editor@USDomesticMedicalTravel.com.

Wishing all our readers and followers a very happy holiday season and a prosperous 2018.

Laura Carabello
Editor and Publisher

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