Our insurance coordinators deal with many insurance companies. Some companies offer up to six medical plans. Because many companies frequently change policies, it is sometimes difficult to accurately estimate our patient’s insurance co-payment. Many insurance companies will not give out fees until after the treatment is completed. As a courtesy, we ask that you keep us informed of any change to your insurance. It is important that all information about you is current.
Co-Payment: All co-payments are payable when you check in at the front desk.
HMO Patients: HMO patients must have a referral from their primary care physician. Obtaining a medical referral is the patient’s responsibility. We cannot obtain the referral for you, and the referral cannot be obtained retroactively. If you do not have a referral, we will be happy to see you on a cash basis, but your medical insurance company will not pay for your treatment.
Medicare Patients: Medicare pays us directly for your care. You are responsible for any deductible and co-insurance. If Medicare denies your procedure, you are responsible for the charges. Medicare does not cover the refraction procedure for a new glasses prescription. This fee is currently set at $25 and is the responsibility of the patient.
Private and Group Insurance: As a courtesy, we will file your insurance claims for you. All deductibles and co-insurance are due at the time of treatment. If you have any problems or questions, please ask our staff. They are well informed and up-to-date. Please call if you have any questions or concerns regarding your initial visit.