Auburn Cataract and Eye Clinic, LLC accepts a wide range of insurance plans including Blue Cross Blue Shield, Medicare, United HealthCare, Tri Care, Humana, Cigna, Viva, Multiplan, Medicaid, and several other insurance plans. Medically necessary eye exams and surgical procedures are covered by most private insurance companies, such as Blue Cross Blue Shield, and by federal insurers like Medicare, Medicaid and Tricare.
Copayments will be collected before you see the doctor. Also due are any deductibles and non-covered charges as determined by your insurer. Auburn Cataract and Eye Clinic accepts Cash, Check, Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express.
Refractions are the tests used to determine the best corrective lenses when eyeglasses are needed for sharp and clear vision. Our charge for a refraction is $25.00 and is due with your specialist office visit copayment prior to seeing the doctor. Most insurance companies choose not to cover the cost of the refraction, which they consider to be only for vision correction and not medically necessary. Your insurance company decides if it will cover a refraction, not Auburn Cataract and Eye Clinic.
Referrals and Prior Authorizations – Your insurance company may require a referral from your primary physician because Dr. Weeks is a specialist. They may also require prior authorization for laser and surgical procedures required for your treatment.
We also offer a source of credit known as Carecredit, which allows you to finance your surgery if you aren’t able to pay your balance prior to surgery. We will be glad to discuss these options further with you, if you wish to schedule your surgery.
The patient is responsible for making sure all requirements of your insurer are met so that your treatment will be covered in full. Contact your insurance company directly prior to your visit with Dr. Weeks. Any cost not covered by your insurance company will be billed to you, the patient.