No. If the reason for the visit was for a routine vision examination, the visit cannot be billed to medical insurance per federally accepted billing guidelines. Therefore either:
- the vision insurance is billed (if the patient has vision insurance and the doctors are participating providers in their vision insurance plan) or,
- the patient is responsible for the examination fees on the day of service
Subsequent office visits and testing (on a different day) for the purpose of addressing the medical condition that was discovered as part of the routine eye examination are billed to the medical insurance.