This recent webcast featured industry expert Jonathan Edelheit, CEO of the Medical Tourism Association, who presented "Medical Tourism Facilitators: the Good, the Bad, the Unknown," an informative and provocative webcast that will provided current and potential medical tourism facilitators with the tools to:
It is not required that everyone within the company be certified as a Certified Medical Tourism Specialist but some organizations might want to have everyone in their office certified so that best practices are being implemented and everyone is working with the same standards of knowledge.
Medical tourism is not a short term business we are in a global era of patients traveling all over the world for care. Patients have access to the internet and information. Cash pay patients, people covered by insurance and governments. More insurance companies are offering plans that allow people to travel overseas for care.
Yes, anyone can buy a global health insurance policy from international insurance companies even if you have medicare and medicare patients currently buy other insurance products because it supplements medicare.
We’re creating a global medical network that has contracts in place to protect facilitators and our advice to find a special relationship with a specific hospital that will protect your interest when you bring them a healthcare consumer’s lead. By joining the Medical Tourism Association you’ll have access to this platform.
Join the Medical Tourism Association and we can help give you guidance on how you reach the right target audience.
Our Certified Medical Tourism Specialist certification training will provide you with the guidance on how to best charge for services and/or price packages.
Its requires a 2 year renewal and there is continuing education requirements that are provided. The course is based upon the facilitator going through the course, taking the exam, and meeting set standard of knowledge.
Yes, the value of facilitators minimizes but facilitator provided a very valuable role of hand holding and providing special service that patient needs. It’s important that facilitators educate healthcare consumers as we educate facilitators on the importance utilizing a facilitator and having an advocate in case something goes wrong.
Our Certified Medical Tourism Specialist certification can provide you with guidance in that area.
From our experience proper planning and strategy is the most important piece of advice that we can give you. By joining the Medical Tourism Association and getting certified can help you in establishing a strategy that will help launch a successful business.
The book doesn’t but we provide other resources to MTA members that have sample agreement. We also have on our website (www.medicaltourismassociation.com) contract provisions that medical facilitators should include in their agreements.
We do not have issue scholarships at this time; however, we do have our Portuguese conference being hosted at this time. Please join www.medicaltourismassociation.com for more information on how you can participate.