Insurance & Fees
The best medical care can be provided only on the basis of mutual understanding. We encourage you to discuss any questions you may have regarding our policies with our billing staff.
We participate in a variety of insurance plans and managed care plans. Our insurance department will file your claims with Medicare, Arkansas Medicaid, Blue Cross of Arkansas, and many others; in this circumstance, you are responsible only for applicable co-payments before the visit. If you have not met your deductible, you will be asked to pay your deductible (when applicable) and co-payment upon completion of your visit.
We cannot accept responsibility for negotiating claims with insurance companies. You are responsible for payment of your medical care within a reasonable time, regardless of claim status. Services not covered by your insurance are your responsibility.
Managed Care Plans
Sneed Eye Associates also participates with various other managed care plans. Be sure to inquire about yours when you call. You will be responsible for filing any other insurance and will be given an insurance-ready receipt at check-out.
We Participate with Medicare
We are participating providers under Medicare. This means we accept the fees set by Medicare for medical services covered by the Medicare program, including surgery. Medicare patients will be responsible for co-payments, deductibles and non-covered services, such as refractions and routine eye exams.
For your convenience, we accept American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa, and Care Credit, in addition to cash and checks. Ask us about Care Credit payment plans!
Prior Authorization and Vision Care Forms
Some health maintenance organization (HMO) plans require you to obtain authorization for services from your primary care provider (family practitioner, internist, pediatrician, etc.). It is your responsibility to obtain authorization from your primary care provider. This is required by your insurance before you visit our office, even when the visit is for an urgent problem.
Please contact your insurer if you have questions, or contact the office of your primary care provider.
Some insurance companies, such as Vision Service Plan (VSP) require you to obtain a form or voucher prior to your eye exam. This can be obtained by calling your insurer directly.
Payment in full is expected at the time of delivery for all contact lenses, contact lens supplies and for glasses and optical accessories.
If billing is necessary, a statement will be mailed to you which is due within 30 days. Charges and payments for services received during the last few days before your billing date may appear on the following month’s statement.
Before any surgical procedure or exam which may entail greater expense, our office will provide insurance coverage information and estimate what, if any, balance may remain once insurance has been paid.
At your request, we will provide information on coverage to the best of our ability for any examination or procedure we perform, even when not of great expense. If special financial circumstances warrant an extended payment plan, our staff will be glad to help you.