The Eye Associates Surgery Center is an Ambulatory Surgery Center licensed by the State of Florida, Certified by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC).
We take great pride our accreditation by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC). The AAAHC Accreditation demonstrates an organization’s commitment to meet nationally recognized standards to provide safe, high-quality services to patients. When you see the AAAHC certificate, you know that an independent, not-for-profit organization has closely examined our facility and procedures, and we have met or exceeded their standards. Not all ambulatory health care organizations seek accreditation or go through the rigorous on-site survey process required, but we want to make sure that our surgery center is one you can trust. AAAHC accreditation is recognized as a symbol of quality by third-party payers, medical organizations, liability insurance companies, state and federal agencies and the public.
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The Eye Associates Surgery Center schedules patient care when your physician schedules a procedure for you at this surgery center. The facility has a fee that covers the following items: Nursing, technician and related services; use of the facility; testing for certain lab tests performed at the surgery center just as glucose (blood sugar), pregnancy, and hemoglobin; medications administered before, during and after your surgery while in the facility; surgical supplies used by the physician and staff; equipment used in the facility; surgical dressings; implants except those specifically classified as premium implants that require additional patient payment; certain types of drugs are also separately charged.
Services may be provided in this facility by the facility as well as by other health care providers who may separately bill the patient. Those separate health care providers may or may not participate with the same health insurers or health maintenance organizations (HMOs) as this facility. Patients and prospective patients should contact their health insurer or HMO to determine if the ASC and providers listed above are considered a network provider or preferred provider.
Another health care provider who will bill you separately for services includes your physician performing the procedure. Other providers who will bill separately if they provide you with health care services in this surgery center include an anesthesia provider who delivers anesthesia services to you at the facility and a pathology provider and laboratory which will analyze tissue your physician may require to be sent to the laboratory to diagnose your condition.
You can contact the facility’s anesthesia providers about whether they participate in your health plan.
Name of anesthesia provider group: North Tampa Anesthesia Consultants, PA
Mailing address: P. O. Box 637578, Cincinnati, OH 45263-7578
Telephone number: 866-768-3463
We may be required to send tissue for analysis by a pathology lab contracted with your health plan. Your insurer’s provider network information may include the pathology lab in the insurer’s network of providers. You may want to check with your insurer. Or, you can contact the laboratory directly about whether they participate in your health plan.
The pathology labs we send tissue to for analysis include
Name of pathology lab: Labcorp
Mailing address: P. O. Box 2240 Burlington, NC 27216
Telephone number: 866-768-3463
Name of pathology lab: Quest
Mailing address: P.O.Box 740698 Cincinnati, OH 45274
Telephone number: 1-866-697-8378
Patient or prospective patients may request from this facility and other health care providers an estimate of charges prior to receiving services. We will respond to you within seven days of your request.
Our estimate will be based upon the procedure your physician tells us that he or she plans to perform and the insurance information that you provide to us. We normally will contact your insurer to learn of your insurance policy coverage and benefits for the procedure and will then base our estimate upon what the insurer tells us about the benefits you have available for the procedure. The procedure your physician actually performs may differ from the initial one planned based upon your medical condition at the time of the procedure. Since we cannot forecast the change, the estimate will be based upon the planned procedure as scheduled by your physician.
You may pay less or more for this procedure or service at another facility or in another health care setting.
Financial Assistance Arrangements
We only schedule procedures at this facility by physicians who are on the medical staff at the facility. Payment is expected 7 days in advance of the surgery. We do not offer financial assistance to patients; payment arrangements will be considered on a case-by-case basis. The surgery center does not provide charity care.
Prior to your scheduled procedure, we will contact you with the results of the verification of your insurance benefits to advise of your insurance deductible, coinsurance, and co-payment amounts that will be due from you prior to your surgery. We expect the amount estimate due to be paid 7 days prior to the surgery.
If we received a denial of payment from your insurer or Health Maintenance Organization, we will work to resolve the denial and may need assistance from you to do so. If we receive payment from your insurer or HMO that is less than originally estimated, we will notify you of additional payment due. Payment will be expected within 30 days of notification of the balance due. Failure to pay the balance due will result in further collections activity which may include your account being turned over to a collections agency.
Health-Related Data and Pricing
Health-related data, including quality measures and statistics for defined procedures, can be found Florida Health Finder, a service of the Agency for Health Care Administration, at https://www.floridahealthfinder.gov The service bundle information is a non-personalized estimate of costs that may be incurred by the patient for anticipated services. The final cost will be based on services actually provided to the patient.
The average pricing for bundled procedures can be found on Florida Health Price Finder, Health Care Transparency website https://www.floridahealthfinder.gov
If you have an advanced directive or living will medical emergency arises, a surgery center will transfer you to the closest hospital. A surgery center will not follow do not resuscitate requests. Please discuss with your physician if you have questions. A hospital will make decisions about following any advance directive or living will or a request to not resuscitate should your heart stop or if you should stop breathing. You have a right to have your living will or advance directive information present in our medical record and to be informed of the facilities policy prior to the procedure. If you want information regarding Advance Directives,
you may request forms from the surgical counselor or
contact the following organizations:
Agency Health Care Administration – 888-419-3456 | www.ahca.myflorida.com
Aging With Dignity – 1-888-594-7437 | https://ahca.myflorida.com/