We would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to our practice and to offer assistance in making your visit a comfortable one. This initial consult will take approximately 2 ½ to 3 hours as both eyes will be dilated as well as several diagnostic tests will be performed. Dilation causes sensitivity to light and an inability to see things well at close range; If you do not feel comfortable driving with your eyes dilated please bring a driver with you to your appointment. We may run late because of emergencies, delays in surgery or discovery of a more serious problem that can take additional time. When your turn comes, be assured that you will be given a thorough examination and time for explanation and questions.
PLEASE BE SURE TO BRING THE FOLLOWING ITEMS WITH YOU TO YOUR APPOINTMENT:
- Your current insurance card and driver’s license ( for billing and identification purposes)
- A list of all medications you are taking
- A list of all eye drops you are taking
- Your current glasses or contact lenses
- The name of your referring doctor
Please understand that your initial appointment is an evaluation and consultation. You will NOT have surgery during this appointment. If a procedure is necessary, one will be scheduled during this consultative appointment.
If you plan to discuss your treatment with a relative or friend, we encourage you to have him or her with you during your exam and to be placed on your HIPAA form when you check in for your appointment.
Our practice participates with both Medicare and Medicaid plans, including Priority Health Medicare. We also participate with Priority Health, Traditional Blue Cross and Blue Shield (HMO) plans and all Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO Plans. If you are concerned about your insurance carrier participating with Verdier Eye Center, please contact them directly. Each individual insurance plan is different and your insurance carrier can explain your coverage to you.
If you have the following managed care insurance: BLUE CARE NETWORK; GRAND VALLEY HEALTH PLAN; CIGNA HMO; AETNA EPO; BLUE CHOICE; please remember to call your Primary Care Physician for authorization prior to all of your visits with us.
If you have a co-payment with your insurance plan, payment is expected at the time of your visit. Our business office staff will gladly file primary and secondary medical insurance claims for you. Any deductible and “patient pay” portions will become your responsibility and you will be notified with a monthly statement. If necessary, our billing department will assist you in making monthly payment arrangements.
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you require additional directions to our office or if we can be of further assistance. The billing department number is 616-551-0145.