Managing Vision Plans vs. Medical Plans – Administrative Eyecare

In the last several years, there seems to be an increased number of insurance options for eye exam coverage. These include stand-alone policies providing coverage for a routine eye exam and optical supplies, an eye exam and optical benefits within a medical plan, and vision plan benefits within a Medicare supplemental insurance plan. With varying coverage, ophthalmic practices struggle to determine who is responsible for payment. This article examines key issues associated with this topic and provides suggestions for managing it.

This article addresses the following topics:

  • Types of coverage
  • Chief complaint determines payer
  • Billing for Services
  • Staff Training

This article was published in Administrative Eyecare, and was written by Corcoran’s Vice-President, Donna McCune, CCS-P, COE, CPMA. To access this article, click on the link below:


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