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Many of the questions we receive at Everett And Hurite have to do with insurance. One particularly common question is whether or not visiting patients can use general medical insurance, rather than vision insurance, to cover their visit.
For most patients at Everett And Hurite, the type of insurance that they can use to cover their visit will primarily depend on the purpose of their appointment. Our staff members are qualified to deliver two key types of examinations: wellness vision exams and medical eye exams. While these exams often contain similar testing and procedures, insurance companies classify them as two different types of exams. The companies make this distinction based on the purpose of the exam and your appointment overall:
While these are the standard rules for vision and medical insurance use at a vision center, some specific health plans may cover additional items than what is listed here. This means that depending on your insurance plan, your medical insurance may actually cover some aspects of your eye care. Given the complexities of different health insurance policies, we always recommend that you call your insurance company or speak with your HR department to verify your specific plan’s benefits and coverage before you visit Everett And Hurite. Your insurance company is the best source to answer questions about your coverage.
You should also clarify which company or companies cover your vision and medical insurance, as two different companies often cover these insurance policies. Confirming this information before an appointment will avoid any confusion or problems when you come to our offices for your exam.
At Everett & Hurite, we regularly see patients who ask what Medicare will and will not cover. While we always recommend that patients talk to their doctors and providers directly to confirm how much of a specific test, item, or service will be covered by Medicare and/or insurance policies, there are some general Medicare rules and guidelines that you can expect to see in place at our practice:
It’s important for patients to keep these limitations in mind when they schedule an appointment, particularly if they hope to use Medicare to cover their visit. Because of this, you will need to sign the document entitled "Advance Beneficiary Notice of Noncoverage" (ABN).
Additionally, we encourage patients to remember that doctors may sometimes recommend services that are NEVER covered by Medicare or by a patient’s insurance. For these services, it’s important to always ask questions and to communicate with your healthcare provider so that you are not surprised by any bills you receive after the visit or if payment is required at the time of the visit.
Finally, because a variety of factors can affect the final cost of a doctor’s visit, we encourage patients who are concerned about the cost of their visit to speak to their insurance providers and doctors about ways they can receive the care they need while also taking steps to reduce the cost of doing so.
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