Have you ever been medically evacuated from a foreign country?

Discussion in 'Trip Planning' started by WhiskeySmith, Mar 9, 2012.

  1. tricepilot

    tricepilot El Gran Payaso

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    Yes

    MedJet is worldwide :freaky

    I buy it for Mexico, but it can be used anywhere on the planet. Read their business rules. They come and get you once you're stabilized in a hospital (you're stable for transport). As long as you're 150 miles from home, you can use the benefit.

    Important to note that MedJetAssist is NOT a "search and rescue" service!

    Part of the "fine print":

    "You must be hospitalized as an inpatient 150 miles or more from your primary residence
    as listed on your enrollment application and continue to meet inpatient criteria at the
    receiving hospital.

    Air medical transfer will be arranged if an inpatient hospitalization is required and the
    remaining inpatient hospital stay can be completed at a hospital of the member’s choice
    and the member is unable to return via commercial airline in the care of a MedjetAssist
    authorized medical escort.


    Members must be medically stable for transfer."
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  2. tricepilot

    tricepilot El Gran Payaso

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    And Calvin you're supposed to help me with my KLR-burator :deal :freaky
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  3. WhiskeySmith

    WhiskeySmith Lucky to be alive

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    I am guessing that you picked up the tab for the train ride home because your condition did not meet the criteria for MedJet to take care of getting you home. Did MedJet take care of all the logistics of getting the bike home to you?
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  4. Ridin'nFishin

    Ridin'nFishin Real Rider

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    No problem, lets get together.
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  5. Hollyr

    Hollyr Vesterislendingur

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    Yes, broken ribs don't qualify as a hospital stay and criteria is you must be an inpatient. Yes, Medjet took care of all the logistics and there wasn't any hassle at all. I just called them and said my ribs were broken and they took it from there. The funny part was that Allied Van Lines picked up the bike and they have a form where they had to note all the scratches and dints before they loaded it. This was a 40 year old BMW that had been ridden hard for 40 years with absolutely NO cosmetic work done on it. Must have taken them hours to fill out that form. :D
    [​IMG]
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  6. WhiskeySmith

    WhiskeySmith Lucky to be alive

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    I found that when filing a claim for medical expenses incurred internationally, Blue Cross Blue Shield (USA) requires the hospital bill line items be listed by date. This means that when you get the printed bill from the hospital, you need to make sure each line item can clearly be associated with a specific date during your stay. Otherwise BCBS might not honor your claim.
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  7. WhiskeySmith

    WhiskeySmith Lucky to be alive

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    Something to keep in mind if you are medically evacuated out of a foreign country is the process to have any permits cancelled. For the Temporary Vehicle Import Permit, required for foreign vehicles entering Mexico, be prepared to collect a bit of documentation...with all the i's dotted and t's crossed

    At a minimum you will need either a certified copy of the police report that was written as a result of your accident. Or, if that is not available, an original or certified copy of a letter from any/all agencies, such as hospitals, that cared for your injuries. This letter should be written in Spanish and contain your name, address, date of admission, reason for admission (such as motorcycle accident), date of discharge. Any medical restrictions, such as "bed-rest only" for some amount of time, prescriptions given, and "not cleared to drive" until directives should also be included.

    If applicable, a letter, written in Spanish, from the insurance company stating that the motorcycle was a total loss and the location, in Mexico, of the moto.

    Then, if you were not able to get to the border aduana within the TVIP's fifteen day requirement, after crossing back over the border, you will need to go to a border aduana to have an "ANEXO 6" document filled out and stamped by the aduana. You should probably bring all the aforementioned documents to the aduana to help make your case to get the ANEXO 6. All of this is if your were 1) evacuated out of Mexico without your moto, and 2) your moto was totalled and you are not making arrangements to have it returned to the US.
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  8. acejones

    acejones Long timer

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    So far, as I read this thread there is only two people that have actually been evacuated and one of those waqs on a train. Not much useful info.
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  9. Kirkster

    Kirkster Parts Murderer

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    Try this ride report... Page 20 on... Useful info...

    Maggi's ride report
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