Newton, MA (PressExposure) September 24, 2008 -- Healthbase has partnered with US hospitals to bring medical tourism type price and quality to the doorstep of Americans and Canadians looking for affordable top quality healthcare.
Boston-based medical tourism company, Healthbase Online Inc., has established partnerships with several US healthcare providers in an effort to make affordable high quality medical care available closer to home for patients from the US, Canada and Mexico. Patients from European countries and other nations looking for top quality care in the United States also stand to benefit from this partnership.
According to Saroja Mohanasundaram, CEO of Healthbase, "Majority of our clients from North America are drawn to medical tourism for the cost advantage it offers. However, some may not be able to take advantage of it due to the travel involved. So Healthbase has negotiated with US-based providers to offer the same top US-standard quality of care to our customers at a much reduced rate than what is prevailing. Hence, those who need quick access to top quality healthcare can avail of the low prices right here at home."
Uninsured Americans have traditionally been charged much more than what insurance companies are charged for the same service by US hospitals. By negotiating lower price for medical care, Healthbase's customers will pay even less than what insurance companies pay in specific cases for medical services. This means, a heart bypass tagged at over $100,000 can now be had for under $15,000, which closely matches the lower foreign price.
"Our US providers offer a complete slew of services in all departments of medicine including cardiac (heart bypass, valve replacement, aneurysm repair), orthopedic (hip replacement, total knee replacement), general surgery, diagnostics, and so on," says Mohanasundaram.
Healthbase is the first company worldwide to have national and international selection of health care providers on its network. With the US hospitals on board, Healthbase has expanded its provider network to 14 countries making its network the largest in the global healthcare industry.
Healthbase clients can now choose providers in the United States, India, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, South Korea, Philippines, Turkey, Belgium, Hungary, Costa Rica, Panama, Brazil and Mexico. Healthbase has over 45 providers on its network.