We are a provider for the following insurance plans (please check the box next to your vision coverage):
We do not directly bill any other insurance. Insurance coverage and verification of coverage for reimbursement is the sole responsibility of the patient. Professional fees are non-refundable.
I hereby authorize Mercer Island Family Eye Care to release any medical or other information necessary in order to process
insurance claims billed on my behalf. I also authorize payment directly to the doctor for any benefits available under my
insurance plan. I understand that I am financially responsible for any fees that the insurance companies do no pay including copayments, deductibles and non-covered services. Our office does not accept responsibility for collecting or negotiating disputed
insurance claims past 60 days. Regardless of your coverage you are responsible for all incurred charges. Non- participating plans
may reimburse you directly. A standard billing service charge of $2.00 will be posted on all accounts 30 days or older. A bank
service fee of $40 will be charged on any checks returned for insufficient funds. Accounts 90 days old will be submitted to a
collection agency. I allow Mercer Island Family Eye Care to send my prescription via email if I request it.
Note to all contact lens patients: Contact lens exams, fittings, classes, and evaluations are not covered benefit under MOST
insurance plans. If you choose to be examined for contacts and/or need to be fit with contact lenses, you will be responsible for
the professional services due on the day of your exam. ALL contact lens exams and follow ups must be completed within 60 days
of initial exam. Monitoring your eye health is the doctor’s responsibility, therefore a ONE year expiration for the contact lens
prescription may be deemed medically necessary to prevent eye damage and encourage correct contact lens compliance.
Mercer Island Family Eye Care is committed to protecting the confidentiality of your medical information and is required by law
to do so. The Notice of Privacy Practices describes how we may use and disclose your protected health information (PHI) to carry
out treatment, payment, or health care operations, and for other purposes that are permitted and required by law. It also describes
your rights to access and control your protected health information. We ask for your consent to use and disclose your PHI, as
outlined in our Notice of Privacy Practices, by asking you to sign the Welcome to Office form regarding your care. Generally,
unless specifically allowed by state or federal regulations without an authorization Mercer Island Family Eye Care will seek a
signed authorization from a consumer or personal representative before disclosing PHI to a third party.
USES AND DISCLOSURES
Mercer Island Family Eye Care may use or disclose your protected health information as follows:
Uses and Disclosures with Your Permission: Uses and disclosures of PHI will generally only be made with your written
permission, called a “Release of Information”. You have the right to revoke a Release at any time.
For Treatment: Our office will use and disclose your PHI to provide and coordinate our health care and any related services.
We may also disclose your PHI to another health care provider working outside of our office for purposes of your treatment.
For Payment: Our office may use and disclose PHI about you for the purpose of determining coverage, billing, claims
management, medical data processing, and reimbursement. The information may be released to an insurance company or a
third party payer, or its agent. You may request restriction of this if paying for your own services.
For Health Care Operations: Our office may use and disclose PHI about you in order to support quality improvement and
other business activities of our organization. These uses and disclosures are necessary for our operations and ensure the
quality of care received by our patients.
Other Uses and Disclosures Provided by Law without Authorizations: Our office may use and disclose PHI about you for
other purposes and to other individuals and entities without a signed authorization, as provided by state and federal law. This
includes but is not limited to court orders, child abuse reporting, adult protective services reporting, etc.
YOUR RIGHTS REGARDING YOUR MEDICAL INFORMATION
You have the following rights regarding your protected health information (PHI):
To file a violation complaint with our office, contact our office manager or the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human
Services. All complaints must be made in writing. You will not be retaliated against for filing a complaint.
In addition to this summary, you are being offered a full detailed copy of the Notice of Privacy Practices. You may also at any time
receive a copy by asking for one when you are at our office or request for one to be mailed to you.
NOTICE OF PRIVACY PRACTICES:
I have received or reviewed the Notice of Privacy Practicesfor the office of Mercer Island Family Eye Care effective 11/15/2013
and understand that all my medical information will be used in accordance with this notice.