ATLANTA, Aug. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Patientco, the leading healthcare expense management solution for patients and healthcare providers, announced the closing of its Series A funding round for $3.75 million led by BlueCross BlueShield Venture Partners and Sandbox Industries. Sandbox Industries Managing Director Tom Hawes will join Patientco's Board of Directors.
Patientco simplifies the challenge of understanding healthcare expenses for patients so they pay their healthcare providers faster. Already more than one million patients across 20 states securely receive, pay and track their healthcare expenses via Patientco. Patientco's proprietary technology  integrates with physician and hospital information systems to provide a comprehensive communication, payment and reconciliation solution.
"The primary reason healthcare providers don't get paid on time is patients don't understand what they're paying for. Solving this unmet need is why Patientco is in business," explained Patientco CEO Bird Blitch . "We will apply this strategic financing to enhance our offering and aggressively market Patientco to an expanded network of providers and patients."
Sandbox Industries Managing Director Tom Hawes added, "Patientco's solution makes healthcare bills easier to understand and pay, helping both patients and healthcare providers. With this investment, Sandbox Industries will work with Patientco to further develop their solution and reach into the marketplace to solve the increasing healthcare payments problem."
Patientco's suite of proprietary technology tools helps providers communicate more effectively with their patients to give them a better understanding of their healthcare expenses. Patientco's Software as a Service (SaaS) application produces easy-to-understand statements, facilitate