Healthcare Reform - Legal & Policy

Healthcare Reform - Legal & Policy

Healthcare Tourism: The Mosaic of Patient Referrals

International patient referral constitutes a major channel for health travel between different parts of the world. Hospitals partner with public or private healthcare groups or public healthcare ministries between countries allows patients to receive healthcare services in partner hospitals.

Healthcare Reform - Legal & Policy

European Medical Tourism and Global Healthcare Congress 2018: Benefits to Stakeholders

With renowned healthcare professionals, leaders of healthcare institutions, and government officials speaking at the event, participants will be empowered and challenged to recreate the medical tourism industry of the future in Europe.

Healthcare Reform - Legal & Policy

Economic Impact and Models of Medical Travel in Europe

In Europe, the medical travel market has grown exponentially in recent years and many European countries are gradually becoming key players in the industry.

Healthcare Reform - Legal & Policy

Medical Tourism and Obamacare: Self-funding Employers in Search of Benefits to the Affordable Care Act

The Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare, has enabled some Americans to afford health insurance for the first time. A majority of Americans don’t feel good about their healthcare, so Obamacare is providing them with little meaningful coverage.

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Surgery Abroad: Medical Tourism Gets Down to Business

A vast majority of employers who remain committed to providing healthcare benefits to their employees continue to sweat reform. 95% of U.S. employers say that subsidizing coverage for active employees is a very important part of their compensation package

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Opting for the Obamacare Penalty? Making Common Sense Profit out of Nonsense

Chronic disease statistics are ugly and they highlight the medical system, waiting to gobble up, socialized dollars, is inept. Medical tourism is a source of hope because among its offerings are hand-picked, alternative health solutions.

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The New Medical Exchange Journey : What and Who is Driving Newest Trends in Medical Travel

Key drivers for patients considering medical exchange options are quality, familiarity and price, all taken into consideration. Indicators include national and international accreditations, certification for physicians and specialists and “best in class” reviews.

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Ethics and Medical Tourism

Cross-border travel for healthcare is not immune from ethical considerations and puts concerns of costs, risks and quality of care. A very real issue emerging in research is the ethical consequences of medical tourism.

Healthcare Reform - Legal & Policy

When Medical Tourism Promises to Pay Are Not Honored

Cross-border commerce is a good thing, and established enough that parties who engage would have ready-made, easy-to-follow rules. Financial arrangements for payment of services can be fraught with land mines that remain well-hidden far into the relationship.

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Mitigating Uncertainties of Cross-Border Litigation through Alternative Dispute Resolution

Medical travel facilitators (MTFs) routinely engage in contractual relationships with a variety of parties. Clients seeking medical treatment outside their home countries, heath plans, employers, in-country patient liaisons, and travel agents.

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Medical Tourism Alternative Course in Unsettled Times

Millions of Americans are sick and tired of healthcare and are giving up on solutions to cure the nation’s ill-reputed system. As Obamacare inches toward implementation, patients still can’t afford to visit a doctor, physician.

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Health Insurance Marketplaces Doctors Inject Dose of Skepticism

Doctors remain among the most skeptical stakeholders toward President Obama’s prescription for curing the nation’s healthcare ills. Many physicians don’t believe that provisions of the ACA will be implemented successfully to meet requirements of the legislation.

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Deciphering the European Health Insurance Card

There seems to be some confusion in Britain about the exact uses of the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC). The EHIC provides travelers from the U.K. with healthcare at a reduced cost in other countries around Europe.

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Medical Malpractice in the Realm of Medical Tourism

Medical malpractice causes enough confusion for doctors, lawyers and patients when it occurs locally. There are no universal laws that regulate how individual countries handle medical malpractice.

Healthcare Reform - Legal & Policy

From Pacific to Atlantic~ European Medical Travel Conference

MTA successfully completed a first-ever Asia Pacific Medical Tourism Congress in Seoul, Korea that was attended by 800+ participants. The European Medical Travel Conference (EMTC) was held in Treviso, Italy on May 5-7, 2010.

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The MBA for Health & Medical Tourism/Cross-Border Healthcare

Medical Tourism is a rapidly growing global market sector in which patients travel to neighboring and even distant countries to receive medical treatment. Cross-border healthcare refers to a similar phenomenon within the European healthcare market.

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Medical Tourism and Cross-Border Health Care: The Dutch Connection

NHTV Breda University of Applied Sciences is a modern institution where different applied areas of expertise are taught. These different areas go from International Tourism Management Studies to Hotel and Facility Management.

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Legal Liaisons ~ An interview with Squire Sanders & Dempsey LLC

One of the workshops at the World Medical Tourism Congress focused on the legal issues surrounding Medical Tourism. The Legal Workshop addressed liability, business challenges, tax issues, clinical trials, and cross-border hospital affiliations.

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LEGAL ISSUES Bad Result ~ Will Your Patient be Able to Sue You in America (Part II)

It is inevitable that a United States citizen receiving medical care abroad will experience a less than satisfactory outcome. Because cost and access were primary motivations for the patient to seek care in another country.

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The United States Court System and Liability for Treatment of American Patients Overseas ~ Challenging Jurisdiction

It seems like every day you see the same statistics quoted in the news media, cited by candidates running for political office or in the trade press, that as many as 50 million Americans have no health insurance.

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