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3 Reasons to Use a Medical Concierge Team to Plan Your Medical Tourism Trip


Posted by skymedicus STAFF on 7/26/2017 2:43 PM | Last Modified: August 2, 2017


As noted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an estimated 750,000 Americans head abroad each year to take advantage of medical tourism.

And while some people opt to plan a medical tourism trip on their own, or they delegate the task to a family member or other caregiver, an increasing number of people are wisely choosing to use a medical concierge team. Below, we highlight the 3 key reasons why this decision is viewed by both patients and medical experts alike as a smart and safe move:

1. All of the details are covered.

Anyone who has experienced – or perhaps endured! – a family vacation knows that there are plenty of details to cover; everything from airport transfers and ground transportation, to currency exchange and accommodations, and the list goes on.

However, for a medical tourism trip – even if the treatment or procedure is relatively minor, such as getting a dental implant or having some tests and scans done – there are MANY more details, and the consequences of overlooking any of them can stressful and regrettable. For example, each hospital has its own visitation rules, discharge regulations, scheduling requirements, and so on. With a medical concierge team, you don’t have to worry about the details – because they i’s will be dotted and the t’s will be crossed before you set out for the airport.

2. Payment is handled on your behalf.

One of the most terrifying things about having surgery in a U.S. hospital has nothing to do with the procedure itself, and everything to do with getting a convoluted (if not outright incomprehensible) bill at the end that is hundreds, thousands or even tens of thousands more than you expected. Indeed, as reported by the Wall Street Journal, an estimated 30-40 percent of all U.S. hospital bills contain errors – and some patient advocacy groups say the figure is closer to 80 percent.

However, when you use a medical concierge team, not only can you count on getting a clear, itemized and surprise and error-free bill, but the tab is paid on your behalf. As such, you don’t even have to worry about currency exchange. 

3. Advice and advocacy is a call or email away.

Last but certainly not least, a medical concierge team isn’t just responsible for planning the logistics of your medical tourism trip. The team will also provide you with 24/7 care while you’re abroad, in case you need advice, advocacy, or any other kind of support related to your trip. And in addition, the team will follow-up with you upon your return, and provide you with resources to help you experience a safe, speedy recovery.

Learn More

Contact us today and learn more about why a growing number of people trust the SkyMedicus medical concierge team to ensure that their medical tourism experience is safe and successful. Your consultation is free, and there’s NEVER any obligation to book your trip with us.

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