The End of the Road for Two Healthcare Startups
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Sadly, we have come to the difficult decision of no longer taking cases . For over two years, DisputeBills.com fought to help save consumers and patients across the United States millions of dollars. Unfortunately, the challenges of today’s healthcare climate have forced us to cease operations.
Like many other similar companies in our industry who have been forced to a similar fate, the company’s roots began from the personal experiences of its founders and team members desperate for change. We created this organization with the goal of positively impacting the lives of each customer we worked with. In many occasions, we succeeded. Our efforts not only reduced out-of-pocket costs but also increased patient access to care, all the while preventing such misfortunes as collections and even bankruptcy.
Customers with previously pending cases have been refunded and encouraged to work with other service providers such as Mebex and the Medical Billing Advocates of America. You may also contact Charlie at WeCare Patient Advocates through the email Patientbilladvocates@yahoo.com.
We have always felt and will continue to preserve the notion that patients need advocates. Patients need clarity and patients need transparency.
We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience. Should you have any specific questions, please reach out through the contact box below.
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That’s the message that appears when site visitors access DisputeBills.com. Refresher: DisputeBills was a Chicago-based startup, established in 2015 by cofounder Matt Moulakelis, that offered a service to dispute costly medical bills. It raised $400K. Also, it offered two pricing models: (1) customers could consult with the company for $100 per hour or (2) customers can agree to a 30% cut of total savings if DisputeBills saves them money on their medical bills. In its happy days, it looked a lot like this:
But that’s not all.
It’s the San Francisco-based startup launched by Victor Echevarria in 2015. It has raised $1.9M in funding to protect people from overcharges related to their medical bills. And then this happened: “It is with a heavy heart that we announce the end of Remedy today.” Victor went on to state – in a blog posted on Medium on July 14, 2017, that “until the industry begins respecting the rights people have to their own information, it will remain difficult for individuals and their agents to be vigilant against baseless medical bill overcharges.”
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