Concurrent Session
The Global Health Care Trend: Innovations in Lowering Health Care Costs
Wednesday 06/19/2013 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM   Add to calendar
1.25 Global Credit | Competencies: Global & Cultural Effectiveness | Intended Audience: Senior-Level
Workplace Application:
Learn how medical travel can engage and reward consumerism within the scope of the existing medical benefit. 

The healthcare industry has entered a time of dramatic transformation, fueled not only by the aging population, but also by the availability of new medical and information technologies and medical services. As healthcare costs for premiums, deductibles, and co-insurances continue to rise and the financial burden continues to shift from the employer to the employee, there is now more than ever, a need to provide access to low cost, high quality alternatives that embrace a consumer-directed model. Medical travel, whereby patients travel outside the U.S. to receive medical care at a fraction of the cost, can provide an additional choice of providers, and engage and reward consumerism within the scope of the existing medical benefit plan. With high quality healthcare available outside the U.S. and thousands of dollars in out-of-pocket expenses that employees who need surgeries can save, medical travel is becoming an attractive option for many U.S. employers.

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Steven Lash, President & CEO,
Satori World Medical