Hospitals and brokers both are slowly coming to understand that bundling services and providing direct contracting can help hold the line on costs, attracting patients and employers. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Medical tourism, a practice that showed great promise ten years ago, is drawing attention from employers again—but the focus is now on traveling in the U.S. to high-quality, high-volume medical facilities.

Part one of this series looked at the history of medical tourism and how it was affected by the passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in 2010. This article will look at how the industry has adapted to changes in the marketplace, and how employers are once again experimenting with the concept as a cost-saving measure.

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