Monday, April 3, 2017

My Minimalist Journey: How to Minimize Your Medical Bills

Last week I talked about being multi-passionate. Well, one of my passions is my business KHC Medical Billing Advocates. To give you a little history of my professional background, I spent more than a decade as an office manager as well as a medical billing manager. I helped doctors make money. For so long, I was on the side that most people hate. However, I became very passionate about educating people about how to deal with their medical bills (I'm actually prepping an ebook on the very topic). Not only that, but I tried to do my best to go to bat for patients with insurance companies to get their claims paid.

When I knew it was time to transition out of that particular position, I decided to start the business helping the patient. I use my expertise in the field to look over medical bills and pinpoint if there are any billing, coding or processing errors. This is a service I offer for free. Then, if there do seem to be errors, I offer correction and negotiation services. If a person opts in for those services, I get to work on getting their bill eradicated or lowered. My fee is only a percentage of cost savings (25% for first-time clients and 35% after first-time use). That means, if I don't save my clients money, they don't owe me a cent!

I started this business in August 2016 and have since saved my clients over $56,000 in medical expenses! I'm very excited by this figure and it really motivates me to make that number even higher!

With that said, the best way to minimize medical bills is by first staying healthy and, when that is not possible (because sometimes it's just out of our control), then hiring an advocate (like myself) to either help if you are uninsured or if your insurance is just not cutting it. Many times, medical bills are littered in errors. My goal is to keep people from paying for those costly errors and make health care more affordable. My plan is to do just that one client at a time.

If you need help with your medical bills or want more information on the services I provide, feel free to visit my website at www.khcmedicalbillingadvocates.com or email me at info@khcmedicalbillingadvocates.com.

13 comments :

  1. You definitely have a very interesting profession, never heard about that before. I admire you for taking the patients side and working for their benefit.

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    1. Thanks! I love it! I like to think I spent all those years working for doctors so I would be able to gain the knowledge to help the patient.

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  2. Great post! Thank you for sharing it!

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  3. Very clever idea and perfect way to put all of your experience towards helping individuals.

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  4. This is great advice for someone in this situation! Thank you for sharing your knowledge.

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  5. Awe, I'm so glad you do this! I have tricare, so I get free/inexpensive health care because my dad is in the military. But when I turn 26, I wont have that anymore and medical bills give me so much anxiety! Especially since I have 2 chronic Illnesses!

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    1. Well certainly keep this information for after you're 26! :) Wish everyone had great medical coverage. Some aren't so fortunate and so many go bankrupt because of the mounting cost of healthcare. I want to change that! :)

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  6. Here in Sweden a lot, maybe almost all, is covered by insurance. It's a great social system here and I never really worry about medical bills. However it's important to not have anxiety over something so important as your health or medical bills!

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  7. This is pretty cool- I've never really heard about doing this but seriously such a great way to save money/get back the money you deserve! :)

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  8. So glad there is someone who is actually working for the patients. Interesting post!

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  9. Such a commendable job you're doing. Never thought of this idea before. Feeling glad to come across this post. 😃

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  10. I think that it is great that you offer this and are helping so many people. Here in Austria we have a wonderful social system and insurance takes care of almost 100% of everything. I am happy to see people can go to someone like you to save money.

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  11. Medical bills seem like such a tough thing. Where i live most of it all is taken care of by insurance. Thank you for sharing this

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