Patients on Medicare
Submitted by Clavenna Vision Institute on December 12, 2012
Recently, some physicians have informed their Medicare patients that they will no longer care for them due to their insurance. Please know that Clavenna Vision Institute feels it is imperative that Medicare patients be seen on a yearly basis by their Ophthalmologist! We will continue to see ALL Medicare patients and accept their insurance as well as their secondary insurance. If you have a friend or family member who has Medicare rest assured that we will continue to value them as a patient so please feel free to refer them to our practice. We are accepting new patients and would be honored to care for them.
In addition, if you’re on Medicare, you should be aware that Medicare does cover surgery for cataracts as well as coverage for standard glasses or lenses that may be needed following the surgery. Surgery to correct cataracts is usually performed in people over age 65, which includes Medicare recipients. That’s why it’s so important to know how Medicare covers the treatment of cataracts.
With cataracts, Medicare covers a pre-surgery exam to discuss your cataracts, and anesthesia during the surgery. Medicare also covers any follow-up care. You’ll pay the 20% Medicare coinsurance, plus any Medicare deductible before Medicare pays its share.