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Legal Barriers To Implementing International Providers Into Medical Provider Networks For Workers' Compensation, Richard Krasner Aug 2012

Legal Barriers To Implementing International Providers Into Medical Provider Networks For Workers' Compensation, Richard Krasner

Richard Krasner

Over the last twenty years, medical costs associated with lost time workers’ compensation claims has risen dramatically, despite efforts to reform the system. Medical tourism, a popular option for many seeking lower cost health care, is one option that has yet to catch on. Issues of quality of health care in other countries is no different for workers’ compensation patients, as it is for health care patients, and with accreditation from the Joint Commission International (JCI), hospitals that cater to medical tourists offer better care at lower cost than most U.S. hospitals offer. Certain procedures, common to workers’ compensation ...