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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

simo Manzi, Executive Director for PROMED, the Council for the International Promotion of Costa Rican Medicine, says “the Medical Travel Summit creates an ideal environment for U.S. companies to learn about Costa Rica’s high quality medicine directly from our providers of healthcare”. Some of the individuals and companies speaking at this year’s Medical Travel Summit include Costa Rica’s Minister of Health, the past president of Costa Rica, Jose Figueres, and the medical tourism company, “WISE”, the World Institute of Surgical Excellence. There will also be guided tours of Costa Rica’s top hospitals, breakout sessions to discuss topics of interest such as new procedures to solve vexing health problems, medical travel and the U.S. perspective, opportunities and challenges facing medical tourism for companies, presenting a medical travel option to employees, and many other hot medical tourism topics.

With over 20 countries, 150 self-insured and insurance companies, and an additional 350 healthcare related professionals expected to be in attendance at this year’s Medical Travel Summit in Costa Rica, it is safe to say that there is clear shift in thought towards a global healthcare market and a new paradigm for receiving affordable, high quality, patient centered healthcare outside of the United States.

The World Institute of Surgical Excellence “WISE” is the world’s largest medical tourism company with offices and employees in every major U.S. city and a full operations team to receive and care for patients in their destination countries. WISE educates prospective medical tourism patients, coordinates every aspect of their trip, and personally assists them through every step of the patient process, both domestic and abroad, from the moment of first contact t
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