Columbus Ophthalmology Associates is a provider for most major insurance companies. The following is a list of many of the insurance companies with which we currently participate, but is not inclusive of all with which we participate. While we try to maintain this list in current status, you should contact your insurance company to confirm our office’s participation. If your insurance company is not listed, please contact your insurance provider to confirm we participate with your plan.
Insurance co-payments are due at the time of service. If you are unable to make your co-payment at your visit, your appointment may need to be rescheduled. While filing insurance claims is a courtesy that we extend to our patients, all charges are your responsibility from the date of service rendered. Your insurance is a contract between you, your employer and the insurance company. Columbus Ophthalmology is not party to that contract. Before your visit, contact your insurance company to verify that we are participants in your plan and the services you intend to receive are covered. In order for us to file a claim, you must present a CURRENT copy of your insurance card at each visit and communicate changes in your personal information. If your plan requires a referral, please make sure you have called your primary physician before your appointment to obtain it. If we do not have the referral on record at the time of your appointment, you will have the option of signing a waiver, rescheduling your appointment or paying for the visit in full.
Not all services are a covered benefit in all policies, so it is very important that you understand the provisions of your individual policy. We cannot guarantee payment of all claims by your insurance company. Reduction or rejection of your claim does not relieve you of your financial responsibility.
Please note: Each visit is documented in your medical record and a diagnosis is made by the provider. Diagnoses are made based on medical information, not based on coverage by insurance companies. To request a diagnosis change solely for the purpose of securing reimbursement from an insurance carrier is considered insurance fraud and will not be done by our office. If you wish to use a routine eye care benefit, it is your responsibility to convey this to the doctor before the conclusion of your appointment.
We work with the following insurance companies:
- Aetna U.S. Healthcare
- Beech Street
- E.V. Benefits
- Emerald Health Network
- Great West PHCS
- Medical Mutual of Ohio Medicare
- Mutual of Omaha
- OhioHealth Group
- One Health Plan
- Private Healthcare Systems (PHCS)
- Railroad Medicare
- United Healthcare (UHC)
- Unicare Insurance