Volume 2, Issue 2: Christine Cooper, CEO, and Jack Towarnicky, ERISA Counsel, aequum, LLC Discuss Protecting Plan Participants with Self-Funded Health Plans from Surprise and Balance Billings

Dear Colleagues,

Good news for the medical travel community, domestic and international: Medical Travel & Digital Health News (MTDHN) has been accepted as the sponsor of the first “Medical Travel Month” – January 2022 – in the Society for Healthcare Marketing and Development, American Hospital Association’s “2022 Calendar of Health Observances & Recognition Days.

MTDHN is excited to share with our readers a month full of exciting news, partnerships, blogs, and facts highlighting facilities that specialize in medical travel and tourism. If you would like to have your hospital or facility featured during Medical Travel Month, please submit a 500-word descriptor with photos for review via Dylan Matukaitis <dmatukaitis@cpronline.com>

In this issue, we speak with Christine Cooper, CEO, and Jack Towarnicky, ERISA Counsel, aequum, LLC to discuss how aequum disputes unreasonable medical charges and protects patients and health plans from unwanted surprise billings.

This issue also brings you news on the government’s effort to penalize hospitals for excessive patient readmissions, how primary doctors are strained by vaccine hesitancy, the possibility of a fourth COVID booster shot for immunocompromised people, and more.

Please stay safe and tell me how you are breaking ground in these growing industries.

Laura Carabello
Executive Editor and Publisher
Medical Travel & Digital Health News