Remedy Labs

Remedy Labs Remedy protects you and your family from medical bills. We negotiate with hospitals and doctors to save you money.

Under the Affordable Care Act, did you know that many preventative care services are free for patients? When was your la...
06/13/2016
Preventive care benefits for adults

Under the Affordable Care Act, did you know that many preventative care services are free for patients? When was your last physical?

All Marketplace health plans and many other plans must cover the following list of preventive services without charging you a copayment or coinsurance. This is true even if you haven’t met your yearly...

06/11/2016

Healthcare providers write off 10% of all patient out-of-pocket expenses as uncompensated care. Some leave it at that and call it charity care. Others sell the debt to agencies that specialize in harassment. Make no mistake, you should be insured. But if you're not, it pays to see which providers are benevolent and which will make your life miserable for years to come. All so they could make a couple cents on the dollar.

06/10/2016

20% of all credit reports are marred by unpaid medical debt. Want to guess how much the average overdue balance is that drives this financial ruin?

$579.

Yes, that's a lot amount of money for most of us, but it's not the soul-crushing, insurmountable $100k unpaid bill that most people think of when they hear of medical-related bankruptcies.

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04/07/2016

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Even "successful professionals" are often surprised at how little their insurance covers.
03/12/2016

Even "successful professionals" are often surprised at how little their insurance covers.

The last thing you should have to do when you're sick is work more.
03/11/2016

The last thing you should have to do when you're sick is work more.

Nearly half of patients are unaware of hospital fee reduction programs.
03/10/2016

Nearly half of patients are unaware of hospital fee reduction programs.

7 of 10 Americans with medical bill problems must cut back spending on food, clothing, or basic household items
03/09/2016

7 of 10 Americans with medical bill problems must cut back spending on food, clothing, or basic household items

Medical billing issues are much more common in southern states.
03/08/2016

Medical billing issues are much more common in southern states.

65% of Americans with trouble paying medical bills skip the dentist
03/07/2016

65% of Americans with trouble paying medical bills skip the dentist

One-third of Americans with medical billing issues are forced to skip their medicine or cut pills in half.
03/06/2016

One-third of Americans with medical billing issues are forced to skip their medicine or cut pills in half.

A majority of doctors don't explain the cost of recommended procedures.
03/05/2016

A majority of doctors don't explain the cost of recommended procedures.

Have you ever been hit with a surprise out-of-network bill?
03/04/2016

Have you ever been hit with a surprise out-of-network bill?

Half of uninsured Americans had trouble paying medical bills in 2015.
03/03/2016

Half of uninsured Americans had trouble paying medical bills in 2015.

1/5 of Americans with health insurance have problems paying their medical bills.
03/03/2016

1/5 of Americans with health insurance have problems paying their medical bills.

Worried about the cost of healthcare? Here are some tips on how to save money before you receive care.
02/24/2016
Overcoming the Uncertainty of Healthcare Costs

Worried about the cost of healthcare? Here are some tips on how to save money before you receive care.

Faced with the potential of unknown healthcare costs when you are unwell can be stressful. The following recommendations will help you overcome the pre-care challenge:

Hear from our founder how medical bills almost drove his family into financial ruin. Fixing the broken medical billing w...
02/01/2016
Medical Bills: A Pox on my House

Hear from our founder how medical bills almost drove his family into financial ruin. Fixing the broken medical billing world is why we're here.

Even "successful" families face financial ruin from unfair medical bills. We started Remedy to help everyone fight the broken medical billing system. This is my story.

The U.S. isn't alone--healthcare costs are rising overseas as well.
01/22/2016
Health Costs Soar For Employers Outside The U.S.

The U.S. isn't alone--healthcare costs are rising overseas as well.

Corporations outside the U.S. are generally seeing double-digit percentage rate increases between 9 and 20 percent in part because government coverage doesn’t pay for all a patient’s healthcare needs...

Many of the people who need the most medical care don't have the social support to help get them on the right track.
01/22/2016
Back To The Future? Redesigning Healthcare To Meet The Needs Of Our Sickest Patients

Many of the people who need the most medical care don't have the social support to help get them on the right track.

When I was a physician in Boston, I had the pleasure of taking care of Elizabeth Owens.* Ms. Owens was well known to most of the other physicians at our hospital because she was sassy and spared no opportunity...

Healthcare is confusing and stressful even for those of us who are insured.
01/20/2016
LinkedIn Pulse

Healthcare is confusing and stressful even for those of us who are insured.

The country has been waking up to a fact many of us have been aware of for some time: it’s not just the uninsured who are feeling lost and under water when it comes to healthcare coverage and costs.

Despite subsidies, patients continue to spend a large amount of their income (10%) on out of pocket costs.
12/29/2015
Obamacare Patients Spend 10% Of Income Out Of Pocket Despite Government Subsidies

Despite subsidies, patients continue to spend a large amount of their income (10%) on out of pocket costs.

Even with federal government subsidies under the Affordable Care Act, a typical American buying coverage on public exchanges spends about one in 10 dollars they earn “on insurance premiums and out-of-pocket...

Scrutiny on drug pricing practices is increasing ever since Martin Shkreli hit the spotlight. http://buff.ly/1OLaVUw
12/24/2015
Patients Fear Spike in Price of Old Drugs

Scrutiny on drug pricing practices is increasing ever since Martin Shkreli hit the spotlight. http://buff.ly/1OLaVUw

A showdown between two drug companies, one that gives away a treatment for a rare disease and another looking to profit from it, illustrates the growing tension over the rising prices of drugs.

"“Burnout and satisfaction with work-life balance among U.S. physicians are getting worse."
12/23/2015
Half Of U.S. Doctors 'Burned Out' As Obamacare Begins Third Year

"“Burnout and satisfaction with work-life balance among U.S. physicians are getting worse."

The number of U.S. physicians who say they are suffering “burnout” has jumped to more than half of doctors as the practice of medicine becomes more complicated and millions more Americans gain health...

Obama just signed a bill that will increase the NIH budget by $2 billion, the first significant increase in years.
12/22/2015
How The $2 Billion NIH Budget Increase Benefits You

Obama just signed a bill that will increase the NIH budget by $2 billion, the first significant increase in years.

After over a decade of minimal to no increases in the National Institutes of Health (NIH) budget, on Friday President Barack Obama signed into law a bill that would increase the NIH budget by $2 billion....

Many states haven't opted in to expanding Medicaid programs that the federal government would pay for.
12/21/2015
GOP States Pressured To Expand Medicaid Under Obamacare

Many states haven't opted in to expanding Medicaid programs that the federal government would pay for.

Pressure is building on some of the remaining 20 states that have yet to take advantage of federal dollars available to expand Medicaid programs for poor Americans under the Affordable Care Act. The federal...

Some more changes to Medicare related to the Affordable Care Act.
12/17/2015
Medicare's Bundled Payment Loses Some Interest Among Providers

Some more changes to Medicare related to the Affordable Care Act.

Some 1,500 medical care providers are moving forward to accept bundled payments from the Medicare health insurance program for the elderly, but that’s just 25% of those that first expressed interest...

Chlamydia is on the rise-- reported cases have gone up 234% since 2000.
12/11/2015
2014 STD Surveillance | CDC

Chlamydia is on the rise-- reported cases have gone up 234% since 2000.

2014 Sexually Transmitted Diseases Surveillance

Blue Cross Blue Shield just dropped PPO coverage for nearly 90,000 people in Houston.
12/08/2015
Insurer cutbacks squeeze patients out of high-end care

Blue Cross Blue Shield just dropped PPO coverage for nearly 90,000 people in Houston.

More than 88,000 people in the Houston area have lost plans from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas for 2016, potentially cutting off some of the most seriously ill from the top-tier medical care the...

Jessica Blagg, one of our medical billing specialists, sat down with us for a great and insightful interview on her expe...
12/04/2015
Insights of a Medical Billing Specialist

Jessica Blagg, one of our medical billing specialists, sat down with us for a great and insightful interview on her experiences in healthcare.

There are over 160,000 medical billing specialists across the country, and the profession is among the fastest growing in the country. They are equipped with the skills to help you navigate your medic

Always excited to see innovation in bringing technology and healthcare together ZOOM+
11/27/2015
I've Seen The Future Of Healthcare. I Like What I See.

Always excited to see innovation in bringing technology and healthcare together ZOOM+

ZOOM+ is the iPhone of Healthcare With record levels of doctor burnout, it's logical that the revolution in healthcare is being driven by doctor-entrepreneurs such as Dr. Dave Sanders and Dr. Albert DiPiero...

Telemedicine is on the rise and it's a huge benefit to patients both in terms of costs and convenience.
11/27/2015
Why Insurers Are Covering iPhone Conversations With Your Doctor

Telemedicine is on the rise and it's a huge benefit to patients both in terms of costs and convenience.

Thanks to smartphones, tablets and other digital devices, patients can see their physician and know it’s truly them on the other end of a virtual consultation. It’s this proliferating technology that...

Some great tips for maximizing your end-of-year finances, including seeing your doctor to use the rest of your FSA
11/26/2015
10 ways to maximize your end-of-year finances

Some great tips for maximizing your end-of-year finances, including seeing your doctor to use the rest of your FSA

With only a month left before another year is behind us, you may be wondering how best to maximize this year's finances. Here are 10 things to consider.

Affordable Care Act rates will increase this new year, but the most popular plans won't increase by more than 5%.
11/25/2015
Obamacare's Rate Hikes Might Not Be As High As Predicted

Affordable Care Act rates will increase this new year, but the most popular plans won't increase by more than 5%.

Health insurance premiums are rising less than 5% on average for the most popular health plans individuals are buying on public exchanges under the Affordable Care Act, according to a new analysis. The...

We've seen our fair share of medical bills. Here are 5 of the most outrageous errors we've seen to date:
11/25/2015
5 Most Outrageous Medical Bill Errors We've Seen

We've seen our fair share of medical bills. Here are 5 of the most outrageous errors we've seen to date:

Medical billing errors range in type and size. Here are five of the more surprising medical bill errors Remedy has seen to date: 1. The diagnosis switch. The setting: A patient went to see a podiatris

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