In three short years, Access HealthNet has moved offices four times to accommodate its growth. Most recently, it moved from 3,000 square feet of space in The Shops of Grand Avenue to a 14,000-square-foot space on the 10th floor of 105 W. Michigan St. in Milwaukee.
The company also plans to hire an additional 50 people in 2017.
Eric Haberichter founded Access HealthNet on the principle of connecting health care providers and self-funded entities through a technology-enabled service platform.
He champions the vision of the company by participating in nearly every aspect of the business. Haberichter and his co-founder, Leslie Kolowith, provided 100 percent of the company’s initial operating capital and work effort, which included brand, intellectual property and business case development. Access HealthNet hired its first employee in 2015, and now employs more than 40 people.
The company set out to meet the needs of all stakeholders in the health care process by creating a platform that could support shopping for services and the efficient satisfaction of claims.
Access HealthNet works with both employers and health care providers to create bundled health care procedures that are offered for a flat rate. The company also completes the billing and collection on behalf of the provider.
Providers and employers using the service have more predictability for their businesses, and employees receive the added benefit of knowing how much their health care procedures will cost.
Access HealthNet has about 4,000 providers under contract nationally and has priced out about 900 health care services.