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Medical Tourism: Uncharted Territory for Patients ,James Goldberg, Author of the American Medical Money Machine, Is Offering a New Consulting Service to Medical Patients Considering “Medical Tourism” Treatment
Date:6/28/2012

New York, New York (PRWEB) June 28, 2012

James R. Goldberg, author of, “The American Medical Money Machine: The Destruction of Healthcare in American and The Rise of Medical Tourism,” released a statement through his publisher, Homonculus Press representative Robert Marshall, “Via accreditation by the Oakbrook, Illinois based Joint Commission (JC), offshore hospitals are now eligible to often receive reimbursement payment from Medicare and private insurers for the medical treatment of American patients. Some call this carefully packaged “program” Medical Tourism; Goldberg calls it Medical Outsourcing.”

In response, Goldberg announced a new consulting service—Medical Tourism Patient Advisory Services—formed to assist patients considering traveling overseas for medical care. “We are focusing on qualifying hospitals and doctors which patients are considering for treatment,” Goldberg said in a recent press conference held in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Goldberg said that “many medical insurance companies are now covering care costs delivered by U.S.-JC-accredited foreign hospitals. Since there are no international regulations governing the credibility of these hospitals it is imperative that a patient considering foreign treatment fully understand what they are facing. They must make informed, complex decisions.”

Goldberg said "Medical Tourism has gone far beyond the accidental tourist or business person who breaks a leg while out of the country: this coverage is being sold by some of America’s largest medical insurers or can be privately purchased at rates far below that which is available in the US: this seems to be a God send, but the risks
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