At Eye Surgery Center of San Francisco we recognize that financial considerations are very important to our patients. In an effort to provide the highest level of comprehensive care and service for our patients, ESCSF’s financial and insurance coordinators are available to explain the costs of treatment; however, we cannot tell you what your policy will cover. Since your insurance policy and coverage is between you and your carrier, we urge you to contact them prior to your procedure.
Eye Surgery Center of San Francisco is contracted with the following insurance plans:
• Blue Cross PPO/HMO
• Blue Shield PPO/HMO
• Care1st Medicare Health Plan
• Great-West Healthcare (GWH-CIGNA)
• HealthNet PPO/HMO
• Humana PPO/HMO
• SCAN Health Plan
We know that understanding insurance benefits or obtaining necessary authorizations to begin treatment can be very confusing. To minimize financial anxiety, it is important to understand the processes that are required by your insurance plan. If you are an HMO medical group patient, you must have an authorization from your ophthalmologist before your insurance carrier will approve your procedure to be performed at our facility.
Be your own insurance advocate. Get to know your insurance plan. Obtain a copy of your evidence of coverage booklet that has a detailed listing of included/excluded benefits. Take the time to read your insurance policy. It is better to know what your insurance company will pay before you receive a service, have testing, or fill a prescription. Determine your exclusions for coverage. If you still have questions about your coverage, call your insurance company and ask a representative to explain it.