If Domestic Medical Travel Catches On It Could Help Drive Down Medical Costs and Raise Quality of Care

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Lowe’s has an agreement with the Cleveland Clinic for heart surgery and waived Anthony Reynolds $5,000 in deductibles.

When employee John McNally needed a knee-replacement operation, Alpha Coal West offered to pay his travel expenses if he would have the surgery in Fort Collins, Colo., a five-hour drive from his home near Gillette, Wyo.The Colorado surgery center had data showing good results with such operations, and it charged far less than the hospital in Gillette. Despite feeling “every bump on the way back,” McNally was so pleased with the outcome of the operation that he returned to Colorado a few months later to have his other knee done.

 

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