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Why is VSP paying an extra 5 dollars for HTN or DM dx?

Discussion in 'Optometry' started by Mixin Marc, Aug 18, 2011.

  1. Mixin Marc

    Mixin Marc "Carmina Burana"
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    Nov 13, 2004
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    why is VSP doing this? what do they gain from getting this info?
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  3. PBEA

    PBEA Senior Member
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    May 28, 2004
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    They are attempting to mine this info from providers so they can market their eyeglass plan to prospective clients as a "medical plan". It isn't a medical plan and it doesn't cover the tests (IVFA, fundus photo, etc) normally used in the diagnosis and treatment of the above conditions. These claims should not be filed as "wellness exams", they should be billed to the health insurer.

    It is deliberately false marketing.

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