Lake Geneva, WI (PRWEB) January 31, 2012
PROMED, the Council for the International Promotion of Costa Rica Medicine is once again hosting the 3rd Annual Medical Travel Conference in Costa Rican on April 22-26. PROMED is a private not-for-profit organization, which coordinates the quality control and international promotion efforts of the medical tourism industry. Its goal is to ensure the quality of services provided by the private health industry in Costa Rica as the country becomes a major center for global medicine and medical tourism.
The purpose of this conference is to give insurance company executives, employee benefit mangers, health underwriters, insurance agents, third-party administrators, and other interested parties the opportunity to experience first- hand what the hospitals and physicians of Costa Rica and other Latin American countries have to offer. This conference will generate more than 750 business meetings, and the organizers expect more than 400 participants and 75 exhibitors from throughout Latin America. Top- level health care industry speakers, many from the U.S., will address topics related to the medical tourism industry and healthcare.
It is an ideal time for employee benefit providers, insurance companies, TPAs, health insurance agents and anyone who is concerned about the rising cost of health care to learn about the benefits of medical tourism, especially in nearby Latin America. One of the main ways to bring down health care costs in the U.S. is for employers to offer a medical and dental tourism option.
Health care costs in the United States have exploded in recent years, and costs will continue to grow as more people’s health and dental benefits are cut and the number of doctor’s drop out of the system. However, these same procedures are very affordable in Costa Rica. People are saving up to 70% on dental and medical procedures using internationally accredited providers in Costa Rica. Many people and/or employers who have to pay out of pocket do not realize they have other options like medical tourism, which can keep them healthy and save money at the same time. Working with the finest private hospitals and physicians in Costa Rica will help people save hundreds if not thousands of dollars on certain dental and medical care procedures.
"If you're considering Medical Tourism for your company or for your clients, the Medical Travel Summit in Costa Rica is the only Medical Tourism conference you need to attend," said Tim Morales of Costa Rican Medical Care. With many of the providers being centrally located, you will visit as part of the Summit many of the hospitals and dental clinics. You’ll have the chance to meet the dentists, doctors and their staffs. You’ll really get a feel of the quality of the providers and you’ll be able to interact and ask questions. Many past attendees will be returning for their third trip."
If you would like more information on attending this conference in Costa Rican, please visit their website http://www.costaricanmedicaltourism.com or call 262-834-8199