Insurance and Payment Information
About Your Insurance
PROFESSIONAL FEES/INSURANCE POLICY
- WELL VISIT EXAM: $179
- CONTACT LENS FITTING & EVALUATION: $75-$145
- MEDICAL OFFICE VISIT: $65-$190
There are two types of health insurance that will help pay for your eye care services and products.
You may have both types and The Vision Center accepts most insurance plans in both categories.
- Vision plans (such as Davis, VSP, EyeMed and others)
- Medical insurance (such as Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicare, Aetna and others).
- Vision plans only cover routine vision wellness exams, along with eyeglasses and contact lenses.
- Vision Plans do not cover medical eye care (the diagnosis, management or treatment of eye health problems such as diabetes, cataracts, macular degeneration, dry eyes, infections, injuries, others).
- Medical insurance must be used for medical eye care.
- Medical insurance must be used if you have an eye health problem (i.e. cataracts, macular degeneration, red eye) or a systemic health problem that has possible ocular complications (i.e. Diabetes).
- This includes medications that have ocular side effects.
- Your doctor will determine if these conditions apply to you, but some are determined by your case history and through examination.
If you have both types of insurance plans it may be necessary for us to bill some services to one plan and some services to the other. We will follow a procedure called coordination of benefits to do this properly and to minimize your out-of-pocket expense.
If some fees are not paid by your insurance, such as deductibles, co-pays or non-covered services as allowed by the insurance contract, you will be responsible for these charges and will be due at time of service.
Please provide your insurance cards to our staff member so we can make a copy. We need to have your medical insurance card or Medicare card on file in case we should need it in the future for billing your insurance.
Some insurance plans accepted at The Vision Center:
Please contact our office for additional plans accepted
Accepted Forms of Payment
The Vision Center is pleased to offer CareCredit, a GE Capital company, to help finance your medical purchases. CareCredit can be used for medical visits, eye examinations, glasses and contact lenses.
CareCredit works just like a regular credit card, but without high interest rates, annual fees or pre-payment penalties. CareCredit offers no-interest and low interest payment terms, zero hidden fees, and low minimum monthly payments.
To complete an application, go to CareCredit.com or contact the CareCredit service team at (866)893-7864.
You have the right to receive a “Good Faith Estimate” explaining how much your health care will cost
Under the law, health care providers need to give patients who don’t have certain types of health care coverage or who are not using certain types of health care coverage an estimate of their bill for health care items and services before those items or services are provided.
You have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate for the total expected cost of any health care items or services upon request or when scheduling such items or services. This includes related costs like medical tests, prescription drugs, equipment, and hospital fees.
If you schedule a health care item or service at least 3 business days in advance, make sure your health care provider or facility gives you a Good Faith Estimate in writing within 1 business day after scheduling. If you schedule a health care item or service at least 10 business days in advance, make sure your health care provider or facility gives you a Good Faith Estimate in writing within 3 business days after scheduling. You can also ask any health care provider or facility for a Good Faith Estimate before you schedule an item or service. If you do, make sure the health care provider or facility gives you a Good Faith Estimate in writing within 3 business days after you ask.
If you receive a bill that is at least $400 more for any provider or facility than your Good Faith Estimate from that provider or facility, you can dispute the bill. Make sure to save a copy or picture of your Good Faith Estimate and the bill.
For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate, visit
www.cms.gov/nosurprises/consumers, email FederalPPDRQuestions@cms.hhs.gov, or call 1-800-985-3059.