The Suncoast Eye Surgery
Institute first opened January 1989. Our state-of-the-art facility is equipped with two operating rooms, two laser suites and comfortable pre and post-operative areas. Your surgical experience and comfort should be as pleasant as possible. Providing that personal attention and care is our main goal.
The Surgery Institute is Medicare-certified and fully licensed by the State of Florida.
Just one of the many benefits of choosing Suncoast Eye Center/Eye Surgery Institute whether it's for cataract, droopy eyelid, retinal, corneal or cosmetic surgery is that your procedures are performed in our own Ambulatory Surgery Institute where your privacy, comfort and personal care are ensured.
The Suncoast Surgery Institute opened in January 1989, to offer our patients the personal attention and care they deserve. This state-of-the-art facility features two fully equipped operating rooms, two laser suites as well as a comfortable pre and post-operative area. Our main goal is to make your surgical experience as comfortable and pleasant as possible.The Surgery Institute is Medicare-certified and fully licensed by the State of Florida.
As an additional convenience, courtesy transportation is provided upon request for all surgery patients. Just let us know prior to your surgery.
Suncoast Eye Surgery Institute offers a financial assistance program offers a variety of ways to reduce a
patient's financial responsibility for services rendered by the surgery
center. Our program structures a balance between offering the
patient a reduced financial
liability while still complying with insurance contract
obligations and Federal
and state regulations. Please contact our facility's business
office for further information on our policies
as reflected below. Surgeons and other service providers (such as pathologists or laboratories) bill for their services separately from the surgery center and may offer their own financial assistance program, please contact them for further information regarding their services.
You may request the facility to provide details
for any of the elements
within the financial
assistance program. Certain
policies have an application process requiring the patient to submit additional financial
and household information to determine qualification of the available assistance.
Suncoast Eyecenter Introduces CareCredit
As a service to our patients, we are pleased to offer the Care Credit card, North America's leading patient payment plan. Care Credit offers a full range of payment plans to meet every financing need. With the popular No Interest Payment Plans* there are no interest charges if the balance is paid in full within the specified time period. Or, if you prefer an even lower monthly payment, you can choose the low interest, Extended Payment Plan* for procedure fees from $1,000 to over $25,000. Plus, there are no upfront costs, no annual fees, and no pre-payment penalties. It's easy to apply and you may receive an online decision in seconds. Follow the link below for more details.
Each patient is expected to pay his/her
estimated financial liability
on or before the day of service. In the event a patient is unable
to pay the estimated liability in full, our surgery center may offer a short term repayment schedule after a minimum down payment
is made. For an extended repayment schedule, a patient may need to secure financing
with an outside source. Please consult with our surgery center's business office for further information.
Patients who are not eligible to receive services paid for by insurance or other third party payment sources may be eligible to receive an uninsured discount from our facility. This
discount does not apply for cosmetic surgery services as defined by our facility. The discount is a set percentage off of charges and is
subject to change. If a patient's services are subsequently found to be covered by insurance or other third party payment
source, the uninsured
discount may be disallowed.
center maintains a charity
discount policy which provides
financial relief to patients
who receive medically necessary care and who do not qualify
for state or Federal assistance and are unable to pay the estimated or remaining financial responsibility in part or in full. A patient
must meet the policy's household income qualifications which are based on Federal Poverty
Level Guidelines (revised annually). Submission of supporting documentation is required to validate a patient's qualifying status.
patient receiving treatment at our surgery center under insurance with which our facility is out of network
may be eligible to receive an adjustment to their assigned out of network patient liability,
assuming our facility
is not prohibited from offering Out of Network adjustments under state/Federal laws or your insurance
company's provisions. If not prohibited,
the application of any out of network discount is subject to vary based on a patient's benefit
coverage. Accounts which become
may have the adjustment disallowed.
As a courtesy to our patients, we will file an insurance claim on behalf of the patient to his/her insurance plan. A patient is expected to respond to his/her insurance plan's request for information timely,as needed, in order to minimize processing delays with the claim.
Patients are expected to pay their financial obligations in a timelymanner including the estimated portionby the day services are received, and any remainingportion upon finalization of the claim by the payer. Unpaid claimsby the payer may resultin the account's outstanding balancebeing fully transferred to the patient for collection.
If needed, the center will attempt to reach a patient by any method available to us to secure paymenton the outstanding balance utilizing internal and external resources. If the account becomes delinquent, it may be placed with an attorney or agency for collection in which their fees and expenses may be the obligation of the patient.
Services may be provided in this health care facility by the facility as well as by other health
care providers who may separately bill the patient and who may or may not participate with the same health insurers or health maintenance organizations as the facility. You may pay less for this procedure or service at another facility or in another health care setting.
Patients and prospective patients may request
from this facility
and other health
care providers a more personalized estimate
of charges and other information. Patients and prospective patients should contact each health care practitioner who will provide services
in this surgery center to determine the health insurers and health maintenance organizations with which the health care practitioner participates as a network provider or preferred provider.
Contracted Service Providers
As of July 1, 2016 the following providers render services to patients of this surgery center. Patients should contact:
Safe Harbor Anesthesia
This surgery center submits specimens to different pathology providers so please inquire with the facility as to which pathology provider will
be used. Some pathology providers may engage specialized pathologists to assist in examining the patient's specimen.
center submits specimens to different laboratories so please inquire with the facility as to which one will be used. Some laboratories may engage other labs to assist in analyzing the patient's specimen.
Patients may access the State of Florida's Agency for Healthcare Administration website at this link for
information about this surgery center: www.floridahealthfinder.gov