Finding Chronic Care Solutions for Repatriated Patients
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 navigate through a series of legal troubles and societal tribulation. At the end of the day, the right care is out there; it’s about finding the proper care fit for a patient which is precisely what Allista does.
Understanding Medical Care for Migrants
Migrant workers face additional problems when seeking medical care in the United States. Due to their legal status, language barriers, or culture they may or may not be open to individual healthcare providers. Also, many hospitals face challenges when treating migrants including the whether or not their costs will be paid and potentially be obligated to report individuals to immigration authorities. These factors combined create problems on both sides where care is only in the most urgent and consequently expensive situations.
Benefitting From Care in Mexico
Healthcare costs in Mexico are significantly less expensive than those in the United States. For example, an office visit to a doctor costs on average around $30. That’s why many US citizens take advantage of medical tourism to Mexico because even with insurance, costs are often still much lower. For migrant workers, this price difference is extremely important because the care they need becomes much more affordable. Not only that, they benefit from receiving treatment in their language so they can better understand their current health and the steps they need to take going forward.
Medical Repatriation vs. Deportation
According to the US Government website, deportation is the removal of a foreign national from the US for violating immigration law. Violation of these laws could include criminal acts, threats to public safety, and a violation of a visa.
Medical repatriation is the process in which hospitals pay to have you transported back to your home country. Unlike deportation, patients are not always handed off to government agencies, removing any obstacles of that patient getting back to the US legally. In the case where patients are comatose, hospitals sometimes repatriate without the consent of the patient. Although this raises legal concerns, hospitals save more money by transporting the patient back to their home country than they would be continuing their medical care.
Allista works with hospitals to find the appropriate health care facility in Mexico, for patients who are undergoing medical repatriation. With our partners Hospital Americas and Hospital en Casa, Allista ensures patients receive high-quality care. Our main concern is getting patients back to optimal health so that they can reunite with their loved ones.
How Does Care for Patients Works
Once a patient signs under our institution, we will study the case as to determine the feasibility of enrolling under our requirements. Then we will work with our case managers, hospital officials, and medical professionals to create a comprehensive plan of care. Our partners specialize in all types of medicine including general, neurology, and physical therapy. The medical staff is also skilled in handling chronic care solutions or work injuries, both of which are common in migrant workers.
Finding the Right Information and Partners
If you or a family member are experiencing chronic health conditions or require affordable health care options, then Allista can help. We want to help patients treat their medical conditions so that they can get back to their normal lives. Get in touch with our office to learn more about our services and how we can help you.
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