Both international travel and medical tourism are on the rise, creating an increasing need for medical document translation services. Whether you fell ill, suffered an injury abroad or just traveled to another country in order to seek a specialist for a medical procedure, when it comes to submitting all the proper medical documents to your insurance agency a professional and accurate translation will probably be requested.
In order to assure your insurance claim is handled quickly, it’s best to make sure you’ve acquired the best possible translations of all the required medical documents and forms for your insurance company. That said, many business owners and managers are unclear as to how to translate medical documents in the first place and what the process entails. This short guide will help educate you as to what is involved.
How to Translate Medical Documents:
Get All the Necessary Documents in Order
First, you’ll want to make sure you have all the documents required by your insurance company in hand.
This can include hospital bills, medical exams, blood work, test results, and other expenses related to your injury, illness, or elected procedure. It’s a good idea to keep an extra copy of each form for your own records before turning the documents over to a translation service or your insurance company.
When it Comes to Something as Important as Health Insurance Claims, Don’t Rely on Free Online Software
Programs and software such as Google Translate can be useful for determining the basic gist of a text. However, when it comes to important documents such as medical records, you cannot afford to risk inaccuracies.
Medical documents often feature complex words and phrases which are difficult to translate without a good degree of knowledge in the medical field. This is why it’s always best to trust medical translations to a service or company with some expertise in the medical and health industry. You wouldn’t trust your health to a piece of software, so the same can be said for your medical document translations.
Finding a Reputable Medical Translator
When selecting a translation service for medical insurance claims, the first thing you want to check is whether the company you are looking at has experience in the medical field and experts on hand who are able to translate even the most complex medical terms.
At ABS Translations we have a battle-tested team of native speakers of over 150 languages. In addition, we have a full staff of experts in important subjects including medical, legal, and technical in order to assure your documents are translated with the highest degree of accuracy.