|March 19, 2020 - In accordance with CDC guidelines as issued 03/17/2020, Eye Care Associates will be temporarily suspending routine eye care operations starting Thursday March 19th. We plan to be open for normal business hours and operation again starting on Monday April 6th unless circumstances dictate otherwise. Doctors will be on call and available for emergency visits only during this temporary office closure. We thank you for your patience and cooperation. We are grateful for the community that support us as we take necessary measures to reduce the effects of the novel-COVID-19 pandemic. Eye Care Associates of Lewistown Doctors and Staff|
|Payment Options & Insurance
General Payment Policy
Insurance copays are required to be paid on the date of service.
Full payment is required for all non-covered services/materials, which include the following: eye drops, contact lens solutions, optical accessories (including OTC readers), non-prescription sunglasses, contacts or glasses not being submitted to or paid by your insurance company (example: ALL Medicaid/Blue Chip contact lenses are to be paid in full and ALL non-Medicaid/Blue Chip glasses are to be paid in full).
We will be glad to submit to your insurance company and will reimburse you if necessary when and if your insurance payment is received.
Eyecare Associates accepts the following:
30% savings on second pair purchased the same day.
20% savings on second pair with 90 days of purchase.
20% savings off non-prescription sun wear for all contact lens wearers.
Insurance & Co-Pays
We accept many major insurance & vision plans including the following but are not limited to:
• Blue Cross/Blue Shield
• Medicare/Medicare Advantage Plans
• Vision Service Plan (VSP)
• Eye Med
If you have routine vision benefits covered under your primary medical insurance, we will be glad to submit for the exam coverage for you. While we participate with the above insurers, we may not participate in the vision plan, please review benefits before scheduling or call and we can assist you.
NOTE: Please bring your insurance card with you, along with the insurance billing address and payer ID numbers. (A Patient's benefit year and employment status, etc., can change anytime of year, so we will ask you to confirm your insurance information each and every time we see you).
At EyeCare Associates, our goal is promote good eye health and enable you to have the clearest vision possible. We accept several types of vision insurance, cash, checks, and most credit cards. We inform our patients about exam and treatment costs at the beginning of your appointment. If you require a breakdown of costs, please let us know.
The knowledgeable staff at EyeCare Associates is experienced in working with vision insurance providers. We will work directly with you and your vision insurer to submit claims regarding your vision care. We strive to ensure that you understand your insurance coverage and will answer any questions you may have regarding your benefits. Many current vision plans are designed to cover many of the basic vision-related costs, but not all costs associated with eye care. Most plans often require a co-payment for an office appointment as well as additional costs that are covered by the insured patient.
Contact our office at (406) 535-5488 to find out if your insurance provider is accepted in our office or for more information about your vision coverage.
Flexible Spending Accounts
Many employers are offering Flexible Spending Account (FSA) options to employees. Sometimes these are referred to as cafeteria plans and are elective, supplemental insurance savings plans. These plans are designed to let you save money in an account, pre-tax, to pay for additional medical expenses such as eye exams, glasses, contacts, and often laser vision surgery. Check with the benefits administrator at your work to see if you are eligible for this program. FSAs can typically be used in conjunction with any vision insurance plan to offset any out-of-pocket costs on your behalf.