- Aetna HMO
- Aetna Non HMO
- Health America/HMO
- Davis Vision
- DPA - WV
- Highmark BCBS Freedom - PA
- Highmark BCBS Direct
- Freedom Blue - WV
- Health America (FirstHealth, Coventry)
- Health Plan of U.O.
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.
Dr.Kondapalli is very kind & knowledgeable . Takes his time, explains & answers my questions . I highly recommend Dr. Kondapalli .
Overall, I enjoyed a wonderful eye exam experience during my appointment at the Rostraver/Mon Valley HealthPlex location of Everett & Hurite on Monday, January 14, 2019 at 09:00AM. Both the office staff and Dr. Jamie D'Angelo, OD were extremely kind, knowledgeable and personable. I have been wearing corrective lenses for some time now, but it has been a long time since my last eye exam. What impressed me most about Dr. Jamie D'Angelo was the ease with which she tailored my individual patient experience perfectly. She poked jovial, appropriate fun at the length of time it had been since my last eye exam, she thoroughly explained each and every care modality she employed during my exam and she demonstrated a keen understanding of my vision needs. I am not easy to impress when it comes to investing my care to a clinician, but Dr. D'Angelo succeeded in doing so. As a new patient, this was my first experience with your organization; you succeeded in making it quick and efficient. I am extremely pleased! As a result, I fully plan to be a patient for a long time and to share a copy of this assessment on HealthGrades and as a Google Local Guide participant.
when I made my initial inquiry call, the secretary was very patient and helpful. The receptionist at the office was also pleasant and helpful. I was seen in a timely manner. Dr. Huffman was very pleasant and professional. He took his time, explained what he was doing, and what he found. Best of all, his prescription for my glasses was great.
Dr. D'Angelo, OD offered her professional opinion quickly and easily. Further, Dr. D'Angelo treated me with a level of care that I rarely expect from other organizations. I'm greatly please by your organization/your practice at the Mon Valley HealthPlex, I'll never stray from this location!
Dr Huffman is a GREAT doctor! Would/will recommend to all my friends...
Everyone we came in contact with at this practice was very patient and companionate towards us. Our son is 2 1/2 and did great. Highly recommend this group.
I had a very positive experience with Dr. Kent. The staffs were very friendly and nice.
Always friendly and professional. I feel like I get the time and attention I deserve as a patient. Never rushed through the appointment. Everything is always explained to me in a way that I understand rather than making me feel like I'm too dumb to get it. Anytime anyone asks for an eye care professional, I always recommend Dr. Hoover and Dr. Herzig.
Dr. Hoover is the best. Very patient and explains in lay terms so we understand what is going on.