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Company that helps lower medical bills

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Adam Parsons is familiar with the medical field, so when he received a very expensive bill for a common procedure, he put Remedy into action.

"[My bill] was going to be over $1,000," said Parsons, who is a therapy director with Paradise Home Care and also found his own website, therapy.coach. "We found out that eight out [of] 10 bills that we looked at were incorrect."

Parsons sent his insurance information and his detailed, audited bill to Remedy. Then, their team analyzed it to find the problems. Remedy staff communicated with the service provider and his bill dropped dramatically.

"On that bill alone, Remedy was able to save me over $800," said Parsons.

"It went from, 'Hey, I can help other people,' to a personal vendetta against the problem," said Remedy's CEO, Victor Echevarria.

Soon after starting Remedy, Echevarria's son had a seizure-he went to the ER and in the end was fine, but then came those sky high bills.

"We handed these bills off to the Remedy specialists, and all of them went to zero. $12,000 in bills that went to zero. Everything was wrong in some way, shape or form," said Echevarria.

If Remedy can lower your bill, their cut is 20 percent of the money you save. 

"You have billable codes and non-billable codes, 90 plus ways to code an angioplasty, so there are lots of ways to mess that up. That's where we see a good chunk of the errors," said Echevarria.

The fee is capped at $99, even if they knock thousands off your total. If there is nothing to be saved, there is no cost for trying which is why every medical bill Adam receives goes to Remedy just in case.

"That's one thing you can worry less and focus more on your health," said Parsons.

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