Aafes is a global exchange for medical data.
It’s used to track patients’ medications and blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar, and to make payments to health insurers.
It uses the Exchange Billing System to track payments to the hospitals.
But it also uses the exchange’s database to track and verify patients’ medical histories.
The hospital and insurer have to verify the patient’s medical history before a payment is made.
Aafs is one of several exchange-based systems that help consumers exchange medical data for cash.
A financial adviser is also paid to use the Aafe system to make purchases and bill insurers.
“It’s a good service that’s been around for quite a while,” said Jennifer Rees, an analyst with the investment bank J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. The Aafres system is being used to collect the medical data and bills of more than 30,000 people.
It has helped people like Daniel Vignali, a 30-year-old in New York City.
Vignalali was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia in March and needed expensive treatment.
Vig, a 37-year old in Los Angeles, was treated with the AAFes system.
He also needed expensive care, but when he was in the hospital he was treated for pneumonia.
“They told me they’d be giving me a bill from the hospital, but they never delivered it,” Vignalis said.
When Vignals hospital bills arrived, he didn’t receive a bill.
“That was kind of weird because I’d already paid for everything,” Vig said.
After Vigns bill came through, his insurer stopped paying the bill.
The insurers lawsuit against Aafés is still pending.
In March, a federal judge in New Jersey ruled that Aafesis’ billing practices violated the Affordable Care Act.
In September, a state appeals court also ruled that billing practices that allow insurers to charge insurers more than a certain amount for services, such as tests, may violate the Affordable Act.
AAFES’ lawsuit against the insurers is ongoing.