In celebration of Earth Day, PatientPay pledges to have trees planted for each patient payment

Durham, N.C.-based PatientPay, which offers patient healthcare payment solutions, will celebrate Earth Day April 22 by having trees planted.

To show its commitment to eliminate paper from patient healthcare billing, the company has pledged to support The Nature Conservancy with its Plant-a-Billion-Trees initiative.

On Earth Day, PatientPay will have a tree planted by The Nature Conservancy for every patient payment the company receives, according to a news release.

"An astounding 98 percent of healthcare bills are sent in paper form even though 70 percent of people prefer pay their medical bills online according to Deloitte," Tom Furr, PatientPay's CEO, said in a prepared statement. "Medical practices, urgent care facilities and hospitals can make a choice that will have a massively positive impact on our environment. For example, practices that send out 10,000 paperless patient statements a month can save the equivalent 32 acres of trees every month by billing through PatientPay. That's equivalent to the area occupied by 24 football fields."


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