Public is Invited to Learn Seven Ways to Cut Medical Costs from Medical Insurance Advocate; Lecture Will Be at 92nd Street Y in New York City On March 25

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Adria Gross of MedWise Insurance Advocacy will share helpful tips for consumers on how to decipher medical bills and charges, who to contact to dispute a charge, and how to reduce medical expenses. Gross is an expert in health insurance billing and codes, and has helped recoup hundreds of thousands of dollars in unreimbursed medical expenses for clients.

Consumers who are concerned about the rising cost of health care need to be armed with valuable information that will empower and educate them. To that end, Adria Gross, founder and president of MedWise Insurance Advocacy (, will present “Diagnosing and Decoding Your Medical Bills: A Healthy Way to Cut Costs” on Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at the 92nd Street Y, 1395 Lexington Avenue in Manhattan. The program will be held in the Warburg Lounge at 7:00 p.m.

Gross has nearly 25 years of experience in the insurance field and has helped clients recoup hundreds of thousands of dollars in unreimbursed medical expenses or reduced clients’ medical bills since starting her company in 2011. In her presentation she will share insights for consumers on how to read their medical bills and understand how to lower their health care costs. Gross will cover various ways to empower patients to save money on medical care such as:

  •     The importance of knowing patient rights
  •     Understanding your health insurance policy, what is covered and what is excluded.
  •     How to compare prices for tests and procedures among various facilities and providers.
  •     Ascertaining if certain tests are required or really necessary.
  •     Options for uninsured or under-insured patients
  •     Deciphering a medical bill’s procedure codes to determine if it is correct
  •     Ways to save on prescription medications

In addition to her professional experience, Gross had decades of personal experience dealing with complicated explanations of benefits, medical codes, and mounting medical bills as a sufferer of epilepsy. A major surgical procedure put an end to the condition but the experience propelled her to share her expertise in health insurance issues with consumers. In 2011 Gross founded MedWise Insurance Advocacy (a division of MedWise Billing, Inc.); she advocates for clients throughout the New York tri-state area to evaluate their medical bills to ascertain they are correct, makes sure they are properly reimbursed for out-of-pocket expenses according to their health insurance policies, and fights denied health insurance claims. She also works with elder care and personal injury attorneys.

To purchase tickets for “Diagnosing and Decoding Your Medical Bills,” go to or via mobile devices to This event is part of 92Y May Center’s “To Your Health” series. For more information about the series, visit


About MedWise Insurance Advocacy
As a nationwide medical insurance advocate, MedWise Insurance Advocacy in Monroe, New York supports individuals and their families, and elder law and personal injury attorneys on medical claim matters, from resolving medical bills and denied health insurance claims to handling medical lien claims and medical letters of appeal.

Founded by Adria Gross, a New York State-licensed insurance broker and consultant , and certified medical billing, coding and claims consultant, MedWise Insurance Advocacy is a division of MedWise Billing, Inc., a medical billing and credentialing practice. Gross uses her expertise in medical billing and coding, her knowledge of the prevailing rate structures of health care, and her expertise in Medicare and other health plans, to uncover discrepancies in diagnostic or procedure coding, or discover the loopholes through which insurance companies are attempting to deny a claim.

Gross’ clients are primarily in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania, but she can take cases anywhere in the United States.

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