Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) April 19, 2006
IndUShealth, Inc., the company that links American patients with high-quality medical treatment options in India, has announced the availability of IndUSAwards, a first-of-a-kind patient rewards program designed to further assist patients seeking overseas health care.
The program allows patients who have received treatment overseas to refer other interested patients to the IndUShealth system. By doing so, they receive IndUSAwards points for each referred patient who completes the cycle of treatment offered by IndUShealth in conjunction with its overseas hospital partners.
These points can subsequently be used to defray the cost of medical treatment. The points can also be donated to charitable organizations or can be combined with contributions from other program participants to assist needy individuals.
IndUShealth Chief Executive Officer Rajesh Rao commented, “We have found that by far the best referrals for using the overseas option for treatment come from patients who have had the experience themselves. It was clear to us that these referrals should be rewarded in a way that helps other people in need of care.”
Rao continued, “Our patients enjoy telling others about their experiences with this unique global health care option. Now, IndUSAwards gives them an innovative way to directly help needy individuals in their own communities.”
IndUShealth officials point out that its long-range plan to send thousands of American patients to Indian medical centers may help address the issue of patients being able to afford badly-needed medical care in the U.S. While similar in concept to the medical tourism movement, IndUShealth’s system concentrates more on lowering health care costs.
Referring to published statistics, IndUShealth founders note that there are more than 42 million uninsured and underinsured Americans, most risking financial ruin in the face of an unexpected major medical expense.
Rao said that IndUShealth continues to develop suitable patient references and arrange transportation to widely-known Indian hospitals for treatment and comprehensive follow-up service in the U.S.
Jeanne Bennett of Raleigh, who traveled to Apollo Hospital in Chennai for a hip resurfacing procedure in 2005, recently enrolled in the IndUSAwards program.
Bennett said, “I am pleased that this rewards program is being offered. I originally saved a significant amount of money by using the overseas option for my hip surgery. Now, by recommending IndUShealth and their superior service, I am able to directly assist others who need the same types of treatment I experienced in India.”
Details about the IndUSAwards program are available at http://www.indusawards.com where patients can also enroll online.
IndUShealth is the global health care service that links uninsured and self-insured Americans to affordable, high-quality medical care in India. Its programs begin with an initial physician referral and continue through treatment, recuperation, and return to North America. For more information, visit http://www.indushealth.com or call Tom Keesling (800) 779-1314, Ext. 485.
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