Insurance and Billing
The Eye Surgery Center accepts most major insurances. As a courtesy to you, we will bill your insurance carrier for you; however, we cannot tell you what your policy will cover. Since your insurance policy and coverage is between you and your carrier, we urge you to contact them prior to your procedure.
A predetermined fee is charged for each type of procedure, we are able to give you an accurate estimate of your cost in advance. This fee includes routine medications, standard supplies and use of operating and recovery rooms. You may have additional charges for special items that are not included in the predetermined fee.
The amount that is requested of you at the time of registration is only an estimate. You will be responsible for any additional expenses. All co-pays, co-insurance and deductibles will be billed after insurance has paid. Full payment is required at the time of admission for non-covered procedures and for a patient who does not have medical insurance. We accept most major credit cards, cash, money orders and certified or cashier’s checks. In the event of overpayment, we will promptly refund the amount of overpayment.
We also offer the option to pay bills online. With our online bill pay option, you can securely make a payment for your service online with no hassles.Pay Bill Online
We participate with:
- Aetna US Health Plan
- Blue Cross Blue Shield
- Care First
- Kaiser Permanente
- Multi Plan
- NCPPO Onenet PPO
- Prime Health
- Riverside Health
- United Health Care
- Well Path
Please call the center’s billing company at (301) 588-8300 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out if we participate with your health care plan or if you any additional questions.
You will be billed separately for the physician’s services as well as for the services of the anesthesiologist.
Many health plans require you to obtain a referral before being seen in our office. If your plan requires this, please be sure to bring the referral with you so that your payments may be reduced.
The Cost of Your Procedure
Because you are responsible for costs for covered healthcare services until you reach your deductible, you should comparison shop if you elect to have a nonemergency procedure.
You can use tools like Healthcare Bluebook and the Medicare Procedure Price Lookup (for Medicare patients). Many health insurance websites also provide information on where to find in-network services.
A High-Deductible Health Plan (HDHP) is a plan with a higher deductible than a traditional health insurance plan.
A High Deductible Health Plan (HDHP) can be a wise way to save money on health insurance and take a proactive role in your healthcare.
Health insurance is an agreement between you and an insurance company of your choosing.