Insurance & Finance Options
Thank you for considering Armesto Eye Associates for your eye care. The following is a statement of our financial policy.
We accept assignment for most major insurance companies. We will submit the medical services claim to your insurance carrier if you have given us all of the required information. We must have correct policy, group, ID, or claim numbers along with a correct billing address. Please be aware that some and perhaps all of the services provided may be “non-covered” services according to your policy. You may be responsible for payment of the office visit, deductible, co-pays, coinsurance, or non-covered services at the time of service.
Armesto Eye Associates participates with many insurance companies.
Below is a partial listing for your reference.
Health Insurance Participating Plans
Insurance that usually covers exams for patients with cataracts, glaucoma, diabetes, or other medical conditions that deal directly with the eye.
Vision Insurance Participating Plans
- Davis Vision – exam only
Our Billing Process
- We file an insurance claim within 7 days of your date of service.
- If we do not receive a response from your insurance carrier within 61-90 days, you will receive a statement and will need to contact your insurance carrier regarding payment. The balance due for medical services will be your responsibility.
- A billing statement covering medical services rendered will be mailed to you on a monthly basis.
- After 6 months from the original date a claim has been filed, we place accounts with a collection agency. Patients are then responsible for any collection costs.
If you have a financial problem, please ask to discuss a payment plan with our staff. We accept cash, checks, VISA, MasterCard or Discover as payment. We also accept CareCredit financing through an agency for qualified individuals. To learn more about your CareCredit, please click here. In the event a personal check is returned unpaid from your bank, your account will be charged a $20 returned check fee. Please note all co-pays are due at the time of service. If we must bill you for a co-pay, there will be a $7.50 charge for billing.
The parent/guardian/adult accompanying a minor child is responsible for payment. Any child 18 or over is legally an adult and responsible for his/her bill, regardless of attending college, living at home, or being covered by parent’s insurance. If both parents have insurance, the parent with the first birthday in the year is most often the primary insurer. Please check your insurance policy to determine which company is primary before your appointment. In divorce cases, the parent who brings the child in for services is ultimately the responsible party.
If you had a previous collection balance or are presently in collection, the physician may use his or her discretion as to seeing you again. It may be required that you pay your previous balance in full prior to being seen. You will be responsible for payment of the office visits, co-pay, deductible, etc., on the day of the visit.