Milan Eye Center gladly accepts most all insurances and health plans. Be sure to bring your insurance card with you every time you visit Milan Eye Center. Notify the front desk whenever your insurance coverage changes so the medical staff can accurately maintain your important medical records. Have questions about insurance? Contact Milan Eye Center if you want additional information and details pertaining to your specific insurance coverage.
Many insurance plans require patients to make a co-payment at the time of their visit. Milan Eye Center makes every effort to make each patient’s visit as easy and time efficient as possible.
Announced in early May 2005, Medicare now allows recipients the choice of receiving basic lens replacement (IOL), paid in full by Medicare, or applying the credit to new replacement lenses that can correct both near and farsightedness (multifocal IOLs) in addition to cataract removal. Patients would then be responsible for paying the difference.
The Benefits Improvement and Protection Act (BIPA) of 2000 provides annual coverage for glaucoma screening exams for eligible Medicare beneficiaries.
A leading cause of blindness, glaucoma affects close to 2.5 million Americans age 40 and older. African Americans are four to five times more likely to be blinded by glaucoma than Caucasians, and can develop it earlier with risk increasing by age 35.
Under BIPA, Medicare will cover 80% of the doctor’s screening exam fee. The patient or his/her secondary insurance must pick up the patient’s deductible and the remaining 20% balance. A minimum of 366 days is required between screening visits.
To qualify for this glaucoma coverage you must be at high-risk, as described by the Department of Health and Human Services:
* Because people with diabetes need to have an eye exam at least once a year, Medicare recipients should be sure to make full use of the yearly glaucoma screening benefit to receive an eye exam that can check for both glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy.
Older Americans should know that help is available for the costs of prescription drugs, including those taken for their eyes.
All Medicare beneficiaries – no matter how they get their health care today or whether they have existing drug coverage – are eligible for drug coverage under a Medicare prescription drug plan. This includes eye medications.
Source: Prevent Blindness Georgia