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Chevy Chase, MD Silver Spring, MD Washington, DC

Insurance and Financing

Fees & Insurance

Our fees are usual and customary for the area and are determined by the services we render and your insurance plan’s regulations. If you have any questions regarding our fees, please be sure to discuss them with our business office personnel.

Our practice is responsive to the need for health care cost containment. It is for this reason that we request that all office fees be paid at the time service is rendered. Your prompt payment reduces costly billing services. We accept your personal check, cash, Visa or Master Card.

We participate with Medicare, CareFirst PPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Maryland PPO, Cigna PPO, Coventry PPO, United Healthcare (excluding Medicare Advantage and Medicaid), and many other health plans. Please call or contact us to find out whether we participate with your health care plan. Many health plans require you to obtain a referral before being seen in our office. If your plan requires this, please be sure to bring the referral with you so that your payments may be reduced. Co-payments and deductibles are collected at the time of service as per your plan’s rules. We often see patients whose plans we do not participate with. In this case, payment is due when you check out of our office. Sometimes our fees can be reduced for our patients when their health plan does not cover them.

SECURE PATIENT BILL PAY

We require payment in full for non-covered services such as refractions and contact lenses.


Financing

Flexible Spending Plans (FSA) and Health Savings Accounts (HSA)

One of the best ways to reduce your costs is to use a flexible spending health plan or a health savings account. Many employer health plans include flexible spending accounts or health savings accounts that allow you to set aside pre-tax dollars for eligible (healthcare-related) expenses. Depending upon your income and tax bracket, this could save you several thousand dollars.

Contributions to these plans may be made through automatic and regular deductions from your paychecks or lump sum deposits to your HSA bank account. Since the funds placed in the account are not taxed, they go much further in covering eligible medical expenses. Both Laser Vision Correction (LASIK) and Premium Intraocular Lenses with or without cataract surgery are eligible expenses. This means that your flexible benefits options can help you pay for the correction of your nearsightedness, farsightedness and/or astigmatism. For more information on this type of plan, consult with your health insurance benefits administrator.

Tax Deductible Medical Expenses

The IRS has ruled that Laser Vision Correction and Premium Intraocular Lenses with or without cataract surgery are tax-deductible medical expenses. Therefore, you may be eligible for income tax deductions associated with your surgical procedure. Please check with your accountant or the IRS for more information.

Financing on Credit Cards

Many patients have credit ratings which qualify them for credit cards that are either interest-free or have extremely low interest rates over the course of the first year. Some patients have paid for laser vision correction, cosmetic ophthalmic plastic surgery and premium intraocular lenses with or without cataract surgery with this credit card and saved money over the course of that year to pay off the balance before they incur significant interest.

Care Credit Financing

For those patients who need to pay off their medical expenses over a long period of time, financing plans of varying interest rates are available. Please contact our surgery counselors for more information: Vision Correction Center (LASIK) 301-657-5711; Cataract Surgery Counselor: 301-654-4098 or 301-657-5703; Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery Counselor: 301-657-5705 (Dr. Goodglick).

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Home Equity Loans

The interest rate on home equity loans is generally relatively low. This is one way to borrow the money for your LASIK procedure, your ophthalmic plastic surgery procedure, or your premium intraocular lens without incurring high interest costs.

PATIENT TESTIMONIALS

"My experience is always positive."
-Marvin L.

"The doctors and staff are always professional, courteous, and informative."
-Mary A.

"I have had perfect experience at this practice."
-Joanne R.

"My eye doctor is friendly and knowledgeable. All of my questions were answered. He is professional but down to earth."
-Carole K.

"My eye doctor is extremely helpful."
-Ellen

"Now both of my eyes feel like they are in the land of OZ."
-Joyce B.

"I never thought I would ever say that I enjoyed surgery, but it was really fun! No pain or discomfort."
-David F.

"My eye doctor explained the surgery and made me feel very comfortable - he built trust."
-Michelle S.

"I am thrilled with the results of my procedures. I am even golfing better!"
-Helane G.


"Excellent surgeon but also a very patient oriented courteous doctor who carefully explains his patients' options."
-Susan S.


"A World Class person and an absolutely great Doctor."
-Chuck W.

Laser Vision Correction

If you are seeking a Washington DC LASIK eye surgery specialist you have come to the right place. Washington Eye Physicians & Surgeons has locations in Chevy Chase and Silver Spring. Our LASIK surgeons are dedicated to creating the best possible LASIK eye surgery outcomes.

look AS good as you feel

Eyelid Surgery can reduce the aging, tired, or sad look caused by drooping eyelids. The Oculoplastic Surgeons also perform reconstructive surgery of the eye socket and orbital fractures of the facial bones, including eye prostheses, tearing problems, lid twitches, and blepharospasm.

Premium Lens Implants

If you are seeking reduced dependence on eye glasses after cataract surgery in Washington DC, take a moment to explore advanced technology lenses such as Crystalens®, Acrysof® Restor, multifocal Tecnis® and Toric lenses for astigmatism correction.