Eyecare Insurance Information
At Southwest Eyecare, we are committed to providing the finest care and service to our patients. If you have medical insurance, we are eager to help you receive your maximum allowable benefits. Assisting in the filing of insurance claims is a courtesy that we extend to our patients; however, it is not a guarantee of payment.
Your health insurance contract is between you and your insurance company. Any questions regarding your specific coverage, including referrals and authorizations, should be directed to your insurance company or your company benefits administrator.
You are responsible for any amount not covered by your plan. Payment of co-payments, deductibles, and uninsured amounts are required at the time of service. We accept payment by cash, check, bank card, or money order.
We participate with most medical insurance plans; however, we do not participate in vision insurance plans.
Some of the Insurance Companies that Southwest Eyecare participates with are listed below:
- APWU insurance
Blue Cross Blue Shield
- First Health
- HNA - Health Care Networks of America
- Indian Health Services (IHS)
- Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
- Medicare Railroad
- Meritain Health
- Multi Plan
- New Mexico Medicaid
- PHCS (Multiplan)
- PNM Healthscope Benefits Inc.
- Presbyterian Health Plans
- Tricare for Life
- Tricare Prime/Standard/Select
- United Healthcare
- Western Skys Centennial
- WPS-Veteran's Choice
Medical Insurance vs. Vision Insurance
Southwest Eyecare is a group of Ophthalmologists, medical doctors who can perform medical and surgical interventions for eye conditions. To distinguish medical and vision insurance, the main factors to consider are the type of eye exam that you will undergo and your reason for visiting an eye doctor. Typically, visits to an eye care professional are categorized as either “routine” or “medical.” The reason for your visit is important in determining the type of coverage you need, as is your diagnosis. For example, routine vision exams can lead to diagnoses like astigmatism or nearsightedness, while medical eye exams can result in diagnoses such as cataracts.
Medical plans with vision benefits
Please be advised that some medical plans do have routine vision benefits. However, sometimes these vision benefits are with a different insurance carrier. Southwest Eyecare may participate with your medical plan but not your vision plan. Please contact your insurance carrier to verify your benefits and whether Southwest Eyecare is a provider for your medical plan.