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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.

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