Recently, I’ve been taking calls from venture capital investment funds and bankers curious about my impression and experience with community-based freestanding emergency departments. Most of the questions are similar: Why this, why now, what’s next, hurdles and obstacles? They also want to know if I can share any...Continue reading
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...Continue reading
USA as a Targeted Source Market for Medical Tourism Patients: A flawed strategy?
Many medical tourism hopefuls view the USA as a targeted source market for medical tourism patients. Is this a flawed strategy? It is said that if you truly want to learn about something, you must be able to explain it to others. I guess that’s where the mantra “see one, do one, teach one”...Continue reading