North American Specialty Hospital offers orthopedics medical tourism: 5 things to know

Practice Management

Denver-based North American Specialty Hospital unveiled a medical tourism practice, according to Physical Therapy Products.

"We're very pleased to offer what U.S. self-insured employers have told us they are seeking: U.S. standards of quality of care, billing that is both bundled and transparent, pricing that is internationally competitive at roughly half the US rates, and a travel destination that is at once appealing and convenient," said Jim Polsfut, CEO of NASH.


Here are five things to know:


1. Patients receive preoperative and postoperative care in the United States, but travel to Cancun, Mexico, to undergo surgery.


2. Patients undergo surgery at Galenia Hospital, where North American Specialty Hospital surgeons utilize two operating rooms and a patient recovery floor.


3. Mr. Polsfut said, "surgery is performed on a rotational basis in Cancun in collaboration with NASH's local medical personnel."


4. The hospital introduced the medical tourism services in October 2016, with a focus on orthopedics.


5. The hospital hopes to expand its medical tourism services to spine, cardiology and oncology in the future.


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