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3 Ways A Case Manager Can Help Immigrants In Need of Medical Care

Navigating US healthcare and insurance systems can be challenging regardless of the circumstances, but these challenges are especially challenging for immigrants and their families. For immigrants with language barriers and/or questions about how immigrant status will affect care options, a well-trained case manager can really make a difference. Case Management involves the assessment, care coordination,…

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Common Therapy Practices for Work Related Injuries

  Work related injuries are far too common for employees in physically-demanding jobs, and they can often be devastating. In the aftermath of an injury, employees will need to navigate the options for short or long-term therapy. Some injuries may require more than one type of therapy or require mental health specialists to help alleviate…

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Medical Repatriation Case Study – Juan Martinez

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Patient Background: Patient, Juan Martinez, a 32-year-old man was involved in a car accident in the US. Allista connected Mr. Martinez with the long-term medical care he needed with Americas Hospital in Guadalajara, Mexico. Patient’s Medical Record: The patient was involved in a car accident in the U.S. in May 28th, 2006. After his admission…

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The Best Option for Immigrants in Need of Health Services

Immigrant health service in the United States has some tricky stipulations. US law requires hospitals to admit and treat any person in the country for an acute event regardless of income or immigration status. But what happens next? For immigrants without insurance, nursing homes or rehabilitation facilities are not an option. Most of these highly-specialized…

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The Choices Medical Professionals Have to Care for Undocumented Immigrants

The current political environment has affected the immigration status of many individuals. From DREAMers to those seeking asylum, many groups are experiencing uncertainty in their immigration status. This has created challenges for health care professionals who are trying to treat every patient with dignity and care. For undocumented immigrants, there are two options for treatment:…

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5 Difficult Situations Faced by Medical Personnel

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  On a good day, healthcare professionals face their fair share of challenges: work overload, the risk of burnout, lack of recognition of their effort and commitment… But in some cases, notably, when treating immigrants, difficult situations arise that make it even more challenging to obtain a positive outcome, both for medical personnel and patients.…

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Difference Between Medical Repatriation and Medical Evacuation

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There’s nothing scarier than suffering from a health problem or chronic condition, and not knowing if you have the money to afford treatment. Unfortunately, this is a problem that is all too common for migrant workers in the US who are suffering from an on the job injury or are battling an existing ailment. The…

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Finding Chronic Care Solutions for Repatriated Patients

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No matter where you are from, finding chronic care can be extremely difficult. Insurers rarely want to give a policy to somebody with a preexisting condition, or if they do, it comes at a steep price. This is doubly true for migrant workers who not only struggle with their health challenges but also have to…

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How Mexican Hospitals Treat Traumatic Brain Injury Patients

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A traumatic brain injury, or TBI, occurs when a blow to the head or an object penetrates the skull, resulting in a disruption in the way that the brain usually functions. This can happen during a work-related accident, such as a fall, or during other violent incidents such as car crashes or a building collapse.…

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How Medical Repatriation Assists with Occupational Health for Migrants

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It’s not surprising that healthcare in America is costly. Nonetheless, hospitals are required to care for patients regardless of their capacity to pay or not. When treatment is over, they are then to discharge patients to a suitable recovery place such as rehabilitation facility, nursing home or family member. Migrant workers are in a particularly…

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