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Georgia Firm Adds Medical Travel to Cut Costs, Provide Options for Workers
Date:3/18/2010

gnificant savings and value to IDMI and to the employee participants."

Companion Global Healthcare is a full-service medical travel facilitator that works with individual patients as well as self-insured companies that offer medical tourism benefits in their employee health plans. Companion Global Healthcare provides patients who visit its network hospitals with round-trip customer care, serving as a single launch point for appointments, travel arrangements, case management, medical travel insurance, arrangements for follow-up care, and help with claims filing.

David Boucher, Companion Global Healthcare's president, said an employer can save thousands of dollars in medical costs each time an employee chooses treatment at a Companion Global Healthcare network hospital. Employees save on out-of-pocket costs through preferred pricing, and employers often waive deductibles and copayments. Some employers pay travel expenses.

"As medical costs rise in the United States, more employers are considering international medical tourism benefits and incentives for their workers," Boucher said. "Traveling overseas for surgery is not right for everyone, and it is certainly not appropriate for all medical procedures. However, an international medical benefit provides many employees with a more
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