I request that payment of authorized Medicare benefits be made on my behalf to William F. Pittenger, Jr., O.D., P.C., William F. Pittenger, Jr., O.D., Neena S. James, O.D., (d.b.a. 20/20 Eye Care Centers), for services furnished me by 20/20 Eye Care Centers. I authorize any holder of medical information about me to release to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid services (formerly Health Care Financing Administration) and its agents any information needed to determine these benefits or the benefits payable for related services. I understand my signature requests that payments be made and authorize release of medical information necessary to pay the claim. If other health insurance is indicated in Item 9 of the HCFA 1500-2007 form or elsewhere on other approved claim forms, my signature authorizes releasing the information to the insurer or agency shown. 20/20 Eye Care Centers accepts the charge determination of the Medicare carrier as the full charge, and I am responsible only for the deductible, coinsurance and noncovered services. Coinsurance and deductible are based upon the charge determination of the Medicare Carrier.
I understand that if a secondary policy or other health insurance is indicated in Item 9 of the HCFA 1500-2007 form or elsewhere on the approved claim forms, my signature authorizes release of the information to the insurer or agency shown. I request that payment of authorized secondary insurance benefits be made on my behalf to 20/20 Eye Care Centers, if possible, or otherwise to me.
RELEASE OF INFORMATION
20/20 Eye Care Centers may disclose all or any part of my medical record and/or financial ledger, including information regarding alcohol or drug abuse, psychiatric illness, communicable disease, or HIV, to any person or corporation (1) which is or may be liable or under contract to 20/20 Eye Care Centers for reimbursement for services rendered, and (2) any health care provider for continued patient care. A copy of this authorization may be used in place of the original.
I understand that 20/20 Eye care Centers maintains a list of health care service plans with which it contracts. A list of such plans is available from the business office. 20/20 Eye Care Centers has no contract, expressed or implied, with any plan that does not appear on the list. The undersigned agrees that I am individually obligated to pay the full charges of all services rendered to me by 20/20 Eye Care Centers if I belong to a plan that does not appear on the
above mentioned list.
I understand that 20/20 Eye Care Centers contracts with health care service plans (i.e., HMO’s, PPO’s) relate only to items and services which are “covered” by health care service plans. Accordingly, the undersigned accepts full financial responsibility for all items or services, which are determined by the health care service plans not to be covered. Examples of non-covered services include, but are not limited to services not specified as being covered in the patient’s contract with a health care service plan or in the health summary the health care service plan furnishes to the patient, and treatment or tests not authorized by the health care services plan. The undersigned agrees to
cooperate with 20/20 Eye Care Centers.
I agree that in return for the services provided to the patient by 20/20 Eye Care centers, I will pay my account at the time service is rendered or will make financial arrangements satisfactory to 20/20 Eye Care Centers for payment. If an account is sent to a collection agency or an attorney for collection, I agree to pay collection expenses and reasonable attorney’s fees as established by the court and not by a jury in court action. I understand and
agree that if my account is delinquent, I may be charged interest at the legal rate. Any benefits of any type under any policy of insurance insuring the patient, or any other part liable to the patient, is hereby assigned to 20/20 Eye Care Centers. If copayments and/or deductibles are designated by my insurance company or health plan, I agree to pay them to 20/20 Eye Care Centers. However, it is understood that the undersigned and/or the patient are primarily responsible for the payment of my bill.
CONSENT TO TREATMENT
I authorize the physicians of 20/20 Eye Care Centers, their technicians and other health care providers under their direction to provide diagnostic evaluation and treatment. I agree to pupillary dilation for the purpose of examination, which could affect driving. I understand that no guarantee has or will be made to me regarding any possible result or cure based on my examination and/or treatment.
CONTACT FITTING POLICY
Yearly contact lens fitting fees are not included in the cost of the eye health exam. Depending on the complexity of the fitting, these fees range from $55.00 - $520.00. The fitting fees will be determined by Dr. Pittenger after he evaluates your eyes.
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