Medical Tourism: Is It Ethical and Do We Want to Do It?
These materials are intended only for those that attend the live activity on Wednesday, August 14, 2019.
Outpatient joint replacement surgery is considered by many to be safe, convenient and cost effective across an ever-widening array of procedures. This delivery model has the potential to increase patient comfort and satisfaction, while improving efficiency and reducing health care costs.
These monthly activities will review best practices for outpatient joint replacement protocols and procedures. They will focus on a model that enables improved access to high-quality care at lower costs with the goals of improving surgical care, mitigating risks and barriers to enable rapid discharge, and achieving high-quality patient outcomes.
This activity is jointly provided by OptumHealth Education and Surgical Center of Greensboro.
There was no commercial support received for this activity.
This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of anesthesiologists, PAs and physicians who have an interest in outpatient surgical care.
At the end of this educational activity, participants should be able to:
- Define Medical Tourism (MT) and discuss its history and present use.
- Discuss the risks and benefits of MT for the patient, surgeon and payer.
- Determine the role of specialty orthopedics and MT.
This one-hour live activity will be held Wednesday, August 14, 2019, starting at 6:30 a.m. EDT at the Surgical Center of Greensboro. This month's topic is "Medical Tourism: Is It Ethical and Do We Want to Do It?"
Stephen D. Lucey, MD
Orthopaedic Surgeon and Owner
Sports Medicine and Joint Replacement
About the presenter
Dr. Lucey is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon living and practicing in Greensboro, N.C. He has been in private practice for 16 years and has fellowship training in sports medicine and joint reconstruction. His practice is focused on arthroscopy and arthroplasty of the knee and shoulder. Dr. Lucey's current special interests include stem cell research for cartilage restoration in the knee, development of patient-specific instrumentation and disposable instrumentation for partial and total knee replacement, and business development of joint replacement in the outpatient setting.
Sarah Chart, RN
Eden Prairie, MN
Rebecca Gleason, RN, CCM
Eden Prairie, MN
Frank J. Rowan, MD
Guilford Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Center Division
Southeastern Orthopaedic Specialists
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Ms. Chart and Ms. Gleason have indicated that they are employees of and own stock in UnitedHealth Group.
Dr. Lucey has indicated that he has no relevant financial relationships.
Dr. Rowan has indicated that he has no relevant financial relationships.
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by OptumHealth Education and Surgical Center of Greensboro. OptumHealth Education is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
Credit designation statements
OptumHealth Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts credit from organizations accredited by the ACCME.
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- 1.00 AMA - Physicians
- 1.00 Attendance - General Attendance
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