Experience and Quality Assurance

MTM connects employers with quality physicians through accredited hospitals. Our corporate benefits package helps business owners find hospitals, send records, and schedule surgeries.

Our Health Team provides access to a network of quality health providers. More importantly, it aims to reassure clients that they will receive quality care through a managed medical travel experience.

Experience and Quality Assurance

The use of quality indicators as a measurement tool is helpful in determining an assurance of care, but it is not a guarantee of outcome in any hospital. Despite claims of high U.S. standards, U.S. results vary widely by hospital. Consider one of the most commonly performed procedures in the United States today, coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery. Hospitals in California that perform CABG surgery have an average mortality rate of nearly 3 percent, almost four times higher than that at Cleveland Clinic, ranked as one of the best hospitals in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. Further inspection of California hospitals shows wide variations in quality making it not the destination, but the individual hospital that needs to be measured.

Experience and Quality Assurance

The American Medical Association (AMA) has developed guiding principles for employers, insurance companies, and other bodies that facilitate or offer incentives for medical care outside the U.S. These principles were adopted at the June 17, 2008, annual session of the AMA.




The principles stipulate the following:

  • International care must be voluntary and provided by accredited institutions.
  • Financial incentives should not limit or restrict patient options inappropriately.
  • Continuity of care, including coverage of costs upon return, should be provided.
  • Patients should be informed of their rights and legal recourse before travel.
  • Patients should have access to licensing, outcome, and accrediting information when seeking care.
  • Medical record transfers should comply with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act guidelines.
  • Patients should be informed of the potential risks of combining surgical procedures with long flights and vacation activities.

The MTM e-Catalog provides specific information on products, prices, packages, providers and destinations in Global Health Care – Medical Travel – Medical Tourism

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