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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The Cadillac Tax suspension and what that means for employer paid medical travel

The Affordable Care Act's high-cost plan tax (HCPT), popularly known as the “Cadillac tax,” is a 40 percent excise tax on employer plans exceeding $10,200 in premiums per year for individuals and $27,500 for families.  This caused employers and labor unions who were operating self-funded health benefit plans (Employer Sponsored Insurance ("ESI")) to take note of...

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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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Medical Tourism Tunisia: Private Clinics, Carpaccio, Wines, Olive Oils, Beach Resorts and Medicinal Springs

Founder and Executive Director Center for Health Tourism StrategyLocated across the Mediterranean Sea just one hour's flying time from Rome, Tunis and Carthage welcome more than 6 million tourists annually to this cosmopolitan destination. Few people from the USA have been there, many confused by the tiny nation's blurred destination brand differentiation from other Arabic...

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Hello Activities Guide, Goodbye Visitor’s Guide

Executive DirectorCenter for Health Tourism Strategy "In developing a health and wellness tourism destination, you must develop tools to help your health and wellness tourism visitors to plan their experience in the context of any special needs." Some destinations have followed the advice of consultants to create a medical tourism destination “directory”. The consultants convinced...

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Understanding the challenges and opportunities that lie within the GCC for healthcare and health tourism

The entire Gulf region is witnessing an exponential population growth. Over 49% of the density, however, consists of expatriates from all over the world, engaged in trades engineering, and service industries. At the same time, longevity contributes to the growth of as people live longer develop many common chronic conditions encountered in more developed nations....

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