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The Accidental International Tourist: A Web-Seminar for Healthcare Providers and Travel Coordinators

The Accidental International Tourist

Welcome to "The Accidental International Tourist" Web-Seminar

Are you a healthcare provider or travel coordinator who deals with international patients? Do you struggle with navigating the complex world of international healthcare and medical billing? If so, we invite you to join us for this free web-seminar, where we will provide you with the knowledge and tools to deliver quality care to international patients while also getting paid for your services.

About the Web-Seminar

"The Accidental International Tourist" is a free web-seminar that will take place on June 20th, 2023, at 12:00 noon CT, 6:00 PM WEST. The speaker for this event is Eric Bergman, a nurse case manager from Altra Healthcare Consulting. The host for this event is Ms. Elizabeth Ziemba, President of Medical Tourism Training, Inc.

The increasing ease and affordability of international travel, coupled with the rapid improvement in communication, are driving the growth of international travel for business and pleasure. Except for the COVID years, international travel has been growing globally for decades with more than 1.4 billion people traveling in 2018. With more people traveling to more destinations, more international travellers have ended up in emergency departments in need urgent care without insurance coverage.

This session addresses the delicate balance of delivering care to people who need immediate treatment and the prospect of those patients being unable to pay for their medical bills.

Healthcare professionals can and want to ensure safe travel for their emergency department patients, whether that be to return home at the end of an acute episode or to fulfil important goals and obligations associated with chronic illness. Travel agents, medical travel coordinators, and international patient service providers should be aware of the transportation options as well as financial and travel obstacles facing accidental international tourists.

The various types of travel insurance available in the market may offer financial and other

benefits that accidental international tourists may not know they have available to pay some

or all of the costs of the care received away from home. Understanding travel insurance

options can guide people planning to travel to the coverage best suited for them as well as

offer payment solutions too providers that urgent care services can access to get bills paid.

Who Should Attend?

This web-seminar is targeted towards hospitals/urgent care services receiving international patients in emergency departments, medical travel coordinators/facilitators, case managers, international patient service providers, and travel agents.

Key Takeaways

During this web-seminar, attendees will learn:

  • The risks and obstacles faced by people who get sick or injured in a foreign country.

  • The variety of insurance coverage that traveler's may have and how to access those benefits.

  • The nuances of planning for an international transition of care.

  • Ways healthcare professionals and support services can help their clients to travel safely, recover from unexpected illness or injury when away from home, and access resources to protect them in the event of a medical emergency.

Why Attend?

By attending "The Accidental International Tourist" web-seminar, you will:

  • Gain knowledge about insurance coverage for international traveler's.

  • Learn best practices for navigating international healthcare and medical billing.

  • Hear from industry experts on how to provide quality care to international patients while also getting paid for your services.

Speaker Bio

Eric Bergman The Accidental International Tourist:

Eric Bergman is a nurse case manager from Altra Healthcare Consulting. He has over 10 years of experience in the healthcare industry, with a focus on case management and patient advocacy. Eric has worked with a variety of patients, including those with complex medical needs and those who require international medical care. He is passionate about helping patients receive the care they need, regardless of where they are in the world.

Elizabeth Ziemba The Accidental International Tourist

Ms. Elizabeth Ziemba is the President of Medical Tourism Training, Inc. She is a versatile professional with a diverse background in public health, law, and business. Elizabeth has over 20 years of experience in the healthcare industry, with a focus on medical tourism and international patient services. She is dedicated to helping healthcare providers and travel coordinators deliver quality care to international patients.

Time and Date:

"The Accidental International Tourist" web-seminar will take place on June 20th, 2023 at 12:00 noon CT, 6:00 PM WEST. Please use the World Clock Meeting Planner to check the start time for your destination.

* Please note that there is no commercial affiliation with this presentation. There is no commercial endorsement associated with the insurance evaluation tool.


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