Los Angeles, CA, August 27, 2008 --(PR.com
)-- Global MD, Inc’s Amanda Hayes-Kibreab, Esq. (http://www.yourglobalmd.com) released a new addition to the Global MD Article Library entitled: Implementing the AMA’s Guidelines for Medical Tourism.
In the article Hayes-Kibreab explores the AMA’s newly released Guidelines for Medical Tourism and how they will affect patients, hospitals, insurers, healthcare payers and medical travel companies.
Today, more than 48 million Americans are uninsured, while millions more learn they are under-insured when they become sick. America spends more than $2.3 trillion, or 16% of GDP, annually on healthcare costs. By the year 2016, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services forecasts that health spending will be $4.3 trillion, or 20% of GDP. Though America spends more than any other country on healthcare, it is ranked 37th in overall quality among the world’s healthcare systems by the World Health Organization.
The AMA has recognized the rising cost of medical services as a leading cause for patients exploring treatment alternatives abroad. Now the medical field’s primary physician organization has weighed in on how medical tourism should operate. The AMA’s Guidelines are primarily aimed at protecting patient safety, but also address important matters like continuity of care after the patient returns home, legal rights and transparency. This article discusses how to implement the AMA’s guidelines to best achieve their intention.
Text of Hayes-Kibreab’s article can be found on Global MD’s website at http://www.yourglobalmd.com/ImplementingtheAMAGuidelinesforMedicalTourism.html
Ms. Hayes-Kibreab and Natasha Bellroth co-founded Global MD, Inc. a leading medical travel facilitator headquartered in Southern California, http://www.yourglobalmd.com Global MD is at the forefront a global trend of offering medical treatment abroad to patients who cannot access desired treatment at home. The Global MD founders’ industry expertise makes their contributions to these timely issues uniquely valuable.
For additional information about Global MD’s services or about the news that is the subject of this release, contact Amanda Hayes-Kibreab or visit http://www.yourglobalmd.com
About Global MD:
Global MD was founded in early 2007 by Amanda Hayes-Kibreab and Natasha Bellorth out of their desire provide access to healthcare treatment to those who have been denied access to care at home due to lack of insurance, high costs or the unavailability of physicians. Global MD connects patients with elite international medical institutions and provides up to the minute information and facilitation assistance to complete the continuity of care circle. Individual and institutional healthcare payers seek out Global MD because it provides the highest quality of service and expert case management. Global MD is committed to expanding access and improving the standard of care around the world.
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