Perils & pitfalls of methodological nationalism in medical tourism

Maria Todd discusses the perils and pitfalls of methodological nationalism as it relates to reports published about medical tourism PRICE COMPARISONS ATTRACTIVENESS COMPARISONS MARKET VALUE COMPARISONS In Social Science, Methodological Nationalism is a term used to describe an intellectual orientation and pattern in scholarly research and many commercially prepared advertorial and promotional pieces that conceives of the

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Former Hospital Owner Gets Over 5 Years in Prison for Paying Illegal Referral Kickbacks

 A former California hospital owner will spend more than 5 years in prison, give up $10 million and liquidate his vintage cars after he pled guilty to orchestrating a 15-year health care fraud scheme  involving more than USD $40 million in kickbacks to doctors and medical professionals in exchange for thousands of referrals for patients who

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Healthcare service design

The dividing line between goods and services in healthcare has changedDon’t let a break due to an internal organizational shortcoming function as a weak link in your healthcare service design ecosystem Healthcare organizations tend to focus around products and delivery channels and customer-facing outputs, while internal processes (UX, employees) are overlooked. Maria Todd focuses on

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Here’s how your self-funded group health benefit plan can avoid being hit with the 40% Cadillac Excise Tax

More than 38,000 companies of all sizes across the USA operate self-funded, group health benefit plans. A 2015 analysis released by Kaiser Family Foundation has projected that 26% of employers offering health care benefits could trigger the Cadillac tax in 2018 unless they make changes to their plans. For small firms with three to 199

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Engaging Medical Tourism Actors for Breakthrough Innovation and Market Entry

Dr Maria Todd, leader of the Mercury Advisory Group experts headquartered in Denver, Colorado is often called upon to provide an assessment of the medical tourism potential and current situation at a destination that desires to enter the medical tourism market. Maria is often hired to assess and recommend ways to improve the functioning and

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