Diary of My Cataract Surgery, Chapter 6 – Final Charges

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Diary of My Cataract Surgery, Chapter 6 – Final Charges

Please note that these charges are for a special lens which corrects near and far vision, this is not a lens that Medicare pays for. 

Overview of charges for My Cataract Surgery

 

Order of Events

Charge

Definition of charge

Cataract Pre-Op at the Optometrist

 

$  15.

 

Medicare Supplement Co-Pay

Initial consultation at the Surgical Center

 

$ 390.

 

Amount for specialized Tests to do surgery

Initial consultation and tests at the  Surgical Center

 

$  10.

 

Drops to be used for dilating eyes on day of surgery, prepaid by me

 

Second appointment at Surgical Center

 

$ 372.

Three prescriptions to be filled for drops to be used on day of surgery and onward for up to 8 weeks – included insurance deductible for year of $325. *

On surgery date for the Cataract procedure

 

$1095.

 

This is cost for the special Crystalens itself

On surgery date for the Cataract procedure

 

$1034.28

 

This is cost for the surgical process that was done

Post-op care for Checkups

 

$ 286.

Charge for all Post-Op care at my Optometrist, for 3 appointments ( at 1 day, 1 week, 3 weeks)

Charges for testing not covered by Medicare Supplement

 

$   40.

 

This included $20 for two separate types of tests, to do the surgery (tests noted above)

 

Charges for Surgery not covered by Medicare Supplement

 

$   40.

 

This is the final amount I paid after submission to the Medicare Supplement provider.

 

Total for the Cataract procedure, using the Crystalens

 

$3282.28

 

This is the total I paid Out-of-Pocket for the entire Cataract Procedure, including Post-Op checkups and the Insurance Processing

 

 

 

Notes: 

  • These are charges for one eye.
  •  *  This amount includes Medicare Supplement prescription deductible for the year, not everyone might have this charge
  • The term Crystalens is a product name and you can look it up online

 

 

 

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