Healthcare Fraud, Abuse & Waste in Medical Tourism

Internationally, the healthcare sector is particularly vulnerable to corruption. There are significant amounts of money involved and the complexities of many healthcare systems, their coding, billing, pricing, and even the verification of credentials and privileging of providers and practitioners is implicated. ...more than 85% of the people in the world highly vulnerable to the...

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6 Key Considerations When Targeting U.S. Patients for Medical Tourism

Medical, dental and wellness tourism providers targeting individuals with specific health conditions may underestimate the challenges attracting North American patients from the USA. The stakes are higher than ever before because of many U.S. healthcare reform disease-specific and chronic care management initiatives underway.   When someone has a critical illness or is in a lot...

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10 Basic Steps to Medical Tourism Startup

Every medical tourism market entrant (hospital, clinic, doctor, consulting specialist, dentist, rehabilitation center, spa, wellness center, thalasso or balneology center, and referral agency or facilitator, among others) faces many decisions that must be made and tactics and strategies to be developed that far exceed most clinicians' or facilitators' professional training and experience to launch...

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Gauging Long-Term Social Impact in the Health Tourism Sector: A Cutting-Edge Approach

CEO & Founder Center for Health Tourism Strategy at Mercury Healthcare InternationalLocal and regional for-profit, private health clinics, hospitals and other private healthcare organizations frequently measure long-term performance using any number of indicators, including, commonly, return on investment. But for public-private partnerships (PPPs) and NGOs, in contrast, there are no standard yardsticks, and long-term...

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Charter Jets and Health Tourism

 CEO & Founder Mercury Healthcare InternationalAs a firm that coordinates corporate health travel, we are frequently asked to coordinate checkups and medical travel for groups of executives and their companion travelers.  Often, they are planning to travel anyway for a corporate meeting or event, a training course, or a strategic planning retreat. That was...

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