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U.S. Insurance and Self-Insured Companies are Headed South to the Medical Travel Summit to be Held in Costa Rica in April With the World Institute of Surgical Excellence
Date:3/5/2013

San Jose, Costa Rica (PRWEB) March 05, 2013

This year’s Medical Travel Business Summit, which will be hosted on Costa Rica’s Pacific coast at the Marriot Los Suenos Ocean & Golf Resort by PROMED, the Costa Rican Tourism Board and the World Institute of Surgical Excellence, is focused on connecting U.S. healthcare companies such as insurance companies, self-insured companies, third party administrators, managed care organizations and all others who are focused on decreasing their healthcare costs in the face of Obamacare, while maintaining a high level of care for their members and employees by including medical tourism in their benefits plan. According to American Medical News, many forward thinking companies such as Wal-Mart, Boeing Co., Lowe’s, and PepsiCo have already began to include medical tourism in their healthcare plans, while others are headed to Costa Rica to see and hear for themselves about the fast moving medical tourism phenomenon.

The Medical Travel Summit will bring U.S. companies together to see, hear and interact with Costa Rica’s top hospitals and doctors on topics that cover how sending their members and employees to Costa Rica for their medical care is the best option to decrease their healthcare costs. Additionally, Costa Rica’s healthcare system, which is ranked ahead of the United States by the World Health Organization for quality of care, aims to educate U.S. companies on how their members and employees will have a higher level of care, while getting to recover in a tropical paradise and save an average of 50-70% off the cost of the exact same procedures performed in the U.S.

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