In May of 2005, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services issued a ruling allowing Medicare beneficiaries undergoing cataract surgery to choose, at an added fee, a presbyopia-correcting IOL that provides distance, intermediate and near vision with reduced spectacle dependence. The ReSTOR® and ReZoom® IOLs qualify under this ruling.
Under the new policy, Medicare will continue existing reimbursement amounts for cataract surgery, and patients may elect to pay additional charges for advanced technology lenses such as the ReSTOR® and ReZoom®.
Insurance policies vary, but most private insurance companies cover cataract surgeries involving a conventional IOL. Some insurance companies are following the lead of Medicare and offering patients the choice to pay for the additional costs associated with ReSTOR® and ReZoom®.
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At McDonald Eye Associates, we know that navigating through the many different financing options can be stressful. That’s why we strive to present you with all the different available options to help you select the one that is right for you.
Money should never stand in the way of better vision, which is why we offer a variety of financing, including flexible interest plans through Care Credit, which is a healthcare credit card that allows patients to finance medical procedures not fully covered by insurance. However, like most credit cards, there are eligibility requirements that must be met before approval. For more information about this payment option please ask your surgical coordinator.