The-Shift-Shapers-Podcast-(Rough-Comp-2)

Gene Thompson is both a Project Director and Director of Health City Cayman Islands (HCCI), an amazing facility that is delivering higher quality, lower cost care with greater patient satisfaction scores. Pioneered by Dr. Devi Shetti, a physician and health care visionary based in India, HCCI has become a leading model for medical tourism.

With the increased interest in self funding, the cost and quality curtain is being pulled back. Many U.S. companies are offering huge employee incentives in exchange for the quality and lower cost they provide. Gene offers a fascinating insight into this growing trend.

What You’ll Learn From this Episode:

  • How does the vision of how health care is delivered in the west drive HCCI?
  • Who is Dr. Shetti and why is his model driving change in hospital-based care?
  • What pricing methodologies are at work and what savings are there?
  • How is quality measured in these facilities?
  • What is the experience like for an employee who takes advantage of HCCI opportunities in their plan?

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The-Shift-Shapers-Podcast-(Rough-Comp-2)

Laura Carabello, Founder and Principal at CPR Strategic Marketing and Communication has spent the last 10 years focusing on domestic and international medical tourism. In this fast-paced episode, we discuss the inroads that both types of medical travel have made, beginning with jumbo employers and working their way to more recent acceptance and adoption by the mid-market.

We also explore some of the pricing mechanisms behind the trend and why these facilities deliver high-quality care, great patient satisfaction, and impressive savings to plans and employers. Laura explains how plans can communicate these benefits and what advisors need to know to connect their employers with appropriate facilities.

What You’ll Learn From this Episode:

  • Why the take-up has seemed slow, despite the savings and quality.
  • Which facilities are in the forefront of delivering these services.
  • That Adoption by business coalitions has been strong.
  • How pharmacy is being brought into the arrangements.
  • How to find “Centers of Excellence” and why they are important.

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