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 email@example.com.