For the group health benefit sector, domestic and international health travel has become a cost containment option. Through the use of benefit design incentives, employers are testing the receptiveness of plan participants and encouraging plan members to consider a network of high-performance...
To Be Published January 15th 2016 by Productivity Press
In concierge medicine, physicians develop amenities-rich membership programs and collect a monthly or annual membership fee to pay for the amenities in addition to the medical services rendered. Handbook of Concierge Medical Practice Design examines the many considerations physicians must make...
Published December 10th 2014 by Productivity Press
IPA, PHO, ACOs, and Beyond
Today, with physician and hospital reimbursement being cut and tied to quality incentives, physicians and health plans are revisiting the concept of integration. Payers are demanding that the industry do more with less without sacrificing quality of care. As a result, physicians again find...
Published November 5th 2012 by Productivity Press
Developing Globally Integrated Health Systems
Explaining how to develop a patient-centered medical tourism program, the Handbook of Medical Tourism Development is the ideal guide for any hospital, clinic, hotel, spa, or ancillary facility wishing to become a medical tourism provider. From high-cost surgery, transplants, diagnostics, and...
Published December 8th 2011 by Productivity Press
In addition to coordinating health travel logistics and gathering medical records, medical tourism facilitators play the role of travel agent, appointment setter, concierge, hotel reservationist, tour operator, and hand-holder to clients seeking health services domestically and abroad. Addressing...
Published November 23rd 2011 by Productivity Press
A Guide to Structuring Equitable Arrangements
No matter which way you look at it, whether you own your own practice, become a part of a large physician group, or become an employee of a hospital, you will be signing an employment contract of some sort. Revised and updated, The Physician Employment Contract Handbook, Second Edition: A Guide to...
Published February 28th 2011 by Productivity Press
Planning & Negotiating the Managed Care Relationship
Managed care contracting is a process that frustrates even the best administrators. However, to ignore this complexity is to do so at your own expense. You don’t necessarily need to bear the cost of overpriced legal advice, but you do need to know what questions to ask, what clauses to avoid, what...
Published March 26th 2009 by Productivity Press