Thank you for selecting the physician(s) of Pediatric Ophthalmology, P.A. and the Center for Adult Strabismus for your surgery. If you have any questions regarding precertification or fees, please contact the insurance department, in our Dallas office, directly at (214)369-6434 option 4.
All out patient surgery patients will receive a separate bill from each of the following:
1. Pediatric Ophthalmology for the surgeon and assistant surgeon
2. Hospital or surgery center for the facility fee
3. Anesthesiologist for their services
Payment Policy for Pediatric Ophthalmology
Our insurance department will contact the patient’s insurance carrier with the procedure(s) and diagnosis. At that time an authorization or notification for surgery will be obtained with your benefits. A letter will be mailed to the patient approximately two weeks prior to the surgery with the estimated cost. All patients will be expected to pay deductibles, co-pays, and coinsurance at their preoperative appointment. If you have not received your expected payment amount two weeks prior to the procedure, feel free to contact our insurance department, (214) 369-6434 Option 4.
All uninsured patients are expected to pay at the preoperative appointment based upon the estimated charges. At the time of scheduling you may request your estimated fees or you may contact our insurance department after 72 hours for the estimate.
The facility and anesthesiologist will be contacting you prior to surgery to make payment arrangements.
Assistant at surgery fee disclosure
Through our years of experience with strabismus surgery, we feel that the use of an assistant surgeon when available during these procedures:
- Enables us to achieve better results for the patient
- Shortens the time the patient is under anesthesia.
For these reasons we use an assistant surgeon whenever possible. While many insurance plans cover the fees for such assistants, others do not pay for an assistant surgeon for these surgical procedures. The assistant surgeon fee may be considered a non-covered benefit under your plan. Our fee for the assistant surgeon is 20% of the primary surgical fee or $220.00
At the time of your preoperative appointment the assistant surgeon fee of $220.00 will be collected in addition
to any co-payment, coinsurance, and deductibles.