BOSTON, April 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Every year, Americans overspend an estimated $100 billion on medical bills containing errors*. This is approximately the GDP of Puerto Rico, fattening the pockets of the healthcare system completely in error.
To tackle this problem, five Harvard Business School students have launched a new business named BillCrew, a platform that connects patients who have large medical bills to experts that can help reduce their medical charges. These experts, known as medical billing advocates, are professionals with decades of experience in medical billing and are extremely familiar with the healthcare system's processes and flaws. Medical billing advocates can quickly assess a patient's situation, analyze his/her bill, identify errors and overcharges, and negotiate the bill on the patient's behalf. The service is completely risk-free for patients.
Patients can tap into our network of medical billing advocates at www.billcrew.com and will be matched with a medical billing advocate in less than 24 hours.
"We realize that dealing with medical bills is a delicate matter. Our goal is to make the entire process as personal as possible. Patients will be connected to dedicated advocates who will take the time to learn the intricacies of particular situations and work hard to find the maximum savings," says Iulia Iliut, one of BillCrew's co-founders. "Each case is uniquely important to us."
BillCrew has seized the opportunity to help millions of Americans save significant amounts of money on their medical bills. "According to a BillCrew survey, 75% of people have experienced an issue with medical bills, and over 50% don't know their bills are negotiable. Another 75% don't know that medical billing advocates exist," says Luis Mello, another BillCrew co-founder.
"BillCrew is uniquely positioned to match customers with caring advocates," says BillCrew co-founder Tanya Rosbash. "With BillCrew, Americans no longer have to accept medical overbilling."
For more information, please contact Tanya Rosbash at (888) 512-8966 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
*The $100B problem: A Boston-based healthcare advocacy group, The Access Project, estimates that 80% of all bills contain errors. The average size per error is 30% of the total bill, and consumer out-of-pocket expenditures in the US are over $450B per year. Therefore the total problem is worth over $100B every year.