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The Potential of Domestic US Medical Travel

  • Published: June 2012
  • Region: United States
  • 250 Pages
  • Ian Youngman
The future of international and expatriate health insurance',

An essential independent guide for employers, hospitals, insurers, insurance brokers, employee benefits consultants, travel agencies, medical tourism agencies, consultants, and official bodies.

An independent report by writer and researcher Ian Youngman- a specialist business writer on medical tourism, insurance, health and business. Author of; Medical Tourism Facts and Figures 2012' and 'The Health Insurance Opportunity-a worldwide study of private health insurance.”

Much has been written on Americans going abroad for medical treatment, and less on people going to the USA for treatment. But the promised “ millions of Americans going abroad for medical treatment” has not happened. Most employers and insurers who looked at medical tourism have turned against sending people abroad.

There is a new trend that insurers, employers, hospitals and specialists are happy with; domestic US medical travel where people go to another state for treatment. This trend is under the radar, with some parts of the medical tourism industry playing it down as it makes their services harder to sell.

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INTRODUCTION

MEDICAL TOURISM
What is a medical tourist?
Official figures
Factors affecting US medical tourism in 2012 and later
Medical tourism hospitals
The pursuit of quality
The myths
What is medical tourism?
Domestic medical tourism

RESEARCH
Deloitte 2009
Deloitte 2010
Deloitte 2011
Deloitte 2012
Journal of General Internal Medicine 2010
Mercer 2011
University of South Carolina
Ypartnership 2010

BACKGROUND
US outbound medical tourism
US inbound medical tourism
Inbound research project
US healthcare reform and medical tourism
New national strategy on travel and tourism
US Cooperative for International Patient Programs

CROSS-BORDER HEALTHCARE
Cross-border USA-Mexico schemes
Cross–border healthcare for Texan employers
Cross–border healthcare for Californian employers
Aetna
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Cigna
Delta Dental of Arizona
Delta Dental of California
Health Net- Salud con Health Net
PacifiCare
Sekure Healthcare
SIMNSA Medicos Nacionales
Puerto Rico

INSURANCE COMPANIES AND MEDICAL TOURISM
US insurers and outbound and domestic medical tourism
AHIP
Aetna
Basic Plus
Blue Cross/ Blue Shield Of South Carolina
Cigna
Companion Global Dental
Companion Global Healthcare
Employee Benefit Management Services
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Humana
Korea Medical Travel Benefit
Medicare/Medicaid
National Health Options
Pinnacle Health
Plan Benefit Services
Planethospital
Takecare
United Group Programs
Unitedhealth
Unitedhealthcare
USNow
Wellpoint /Anthem Blue Cross
Westport/SwissRe

INSURANCE BROKERS AND DOMESTIC MEDICAL TRAVEL
Introduction
Mercer
Wells Fargo

COMPARING COSTS
Introduction
Insurer systems
Castlight Health
Health In Reach
Medibid
New Choice Health
Online Medical Tourism
OutofPocket

MEDICAL TOURISM AGENCIES
Introduction
Need for agency regulation
Scams
Dodgy agencies
What hospitals and clinics want from agencies
BridgeHealth
Employer Direct Healthcare
GCI Global Healthcare Solutions
Healthbase
Healthplace America
Health Globe
Health Options Worldwide
Health Travel Guides
Medical Tourism Arizona
Mercury Healthcare International
Minerva Journeys
National Surgery Network
North American Surgery
Satori World Medical
Surgical Trip
TravelSurgeryUSA
WorldMed Assist

TRAVEL AGENTS
Introduction
Why medical travellers need special travel arrangements
CTS/American Express Travel

HOSPITALS AND CLINICS
Introduction
Why domestic medical travel may be a better bet
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
Cancer Treatment Centers of America
Cleveland Clinic
Detroit Medical Center
Galichia Heart Hospital
Gastric Band Institute
Johns Hopkins
Mayo Clinic
Nevada Spine Institute
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
Sher Institutes for Reproductive Medicine
Surgery Center of Oklahoma

PROMOTIONAL GROUPS
Collier County Lodging And Tourism Alliance-Florida
Greater Miami Chamber Of Commerce-Florida
Greater Naples Chamber Of Commerce-Florida
Las Vegas Convention And Visitors Authority-Florida
Missouri Hospital Association
Oklahoma
Southern Nevada Medical Industry Coalition-Nevada

EMPLOYER CASE STUDIES
Introduction
Alpha Coal West
Boeing
Hannaford Supermarkets
IDMI Systems
Kohl's
Lowe's
PepsiCo
Philips Service Industries
Rich Products Corporation
Serigraph
Sherry Laboratories
Wal-Mart
United Utilities

THE FUTURE

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