Ocala Eye Surgery Center

Ocala Eye Surgery Center is accredited by AAAHC, the nation’s leading accrediting organization of outpatient facilities. Being accredited means our organization has undergone a rigorous professional scrutiny by highly qualified AAAHC health care professionals and was found to provide quality care while meeting all federal, state and local laws. AAAHC accredited facilities are measured against nationally recognized standards of care, and must demonstrate a strong commitment to maintaining patient safety and privacy.

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Ocala Eye surgery center location

3330 S.W. 33rd Road
Ocala, Florida 34474
(352) 873-9311

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Agency for Health Care Administration

Patients and prospective patients can review service bundle information related to pricing at the Agency for Health Care Administration’s website http://pricing.floridahealthfinder.gov. The service bundle information is a non-personalized estimate of costs that may be incurred by the patient for anticipated services. The actual costs will be based on services actually provided to the patient. Patients and prospective patients have the right to request a personalized estimate from the Center.

Pathology/External Laboratories

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.

The following external laboratories may be used by Ocala Eye for pathology needs. Please visit the specified links for a list of their in-network health care plans.

Dermpath Diagnostics

745 Orienta Avenue Suite 1201
Altamonte Springs, FL 32701
Tel: (800) 226-8968
Fax: (407) 339-2906

AmeriPath Florida

8100 Chancellor Dr. Suite 130
Orlando, FL 32809
Tel: (800) 561-6991
Fax:(407) 851-2434

Quest Diagnostics

Tel: (888) 277-8772
See Website for Location Information

Lab Corp

2100 SE 17th Street
Suite 902
Ocala, FL 34471
Tel: (888) 522-2677

Billing and Financial

It is our goal to inform our patients of their financial obligations prior to surgery, so there are no surprises or misunderstandings.  Upon a patient’s request, a Personalized Financial Estimate will be provided in writing.

Collection Procedure  –  Ocala Eye Surgery Center confirms insurance coverage and collects estimated co-payments, unmet deductibles, and co-insurance amounts prior to surgery.   Checks should be made payable to Ocala Eye Surgery Center.  We accept cash, check, Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.  Financing is also available with approved credit through Wells Fargo and Care Credit.  Patients may request a payment plan by contacting our Billing Department.

Our Charity Care Policy is to provide free surgical services in conjunction with the Marion County We Care Program. Please contact our Billing Department or the We Care Program directly at (352) 732-6599.

Our Financial Assistance Policy is to refer patients to community-based resources for their benefit including the Division of Blind Services, Medicaid Services and the We Care Program.

Ocala Eye Surgery Center understands that insurance coverage and provider networks can be complicated for our patients. Please contact the Billing Department at (352) 622-5183 with any questions or concerns. We are here to help.



  • Ocala Eye, P.A.
  • Ocala Eye Optical, Inc.
  • Ocala Eye Surgery Center, Inc
  • Ocala Eye Surgery Center at Wildwood, Inc.


This notice describes how medical information about you may be used and disclosed and how you can get access to this information. Please review it carefully.

At Ocala Eye, we are committed to treating and using protected health information about you in a responsible manner. This notice describes the personal information we collect and how and when we use or disclose that information. It also describes your rights as they relate to your protected health information. This notice applies to all protected health information as defined by federal regulations.


When it comes to your health information, you have certain rights. This section explains your rights and some of our responsibilities to help you. You have the right to:

GET A COPY OF YOUR MEDICAL RECORD: You can ask to see or get an electronic or paper copy of your medical record and other health information we have about you. Ask us how to do this.

We will provide a copy or a summary of your health information, usually within 30 days of your request. We may charge a reasonable, cost-based fee.

ASK US TO CORRECT YOUR MEDICAL RECORD: You can ask us to contact you in a specific way (for example, home or office phone) or to send mail to a different address. We may say “no” to your request, but we’ll tell you why in writing within 60 days.

REQUEST CONFIDENTIAL COMMUNICATIONS: You can ask us to contact you in a specific way (for example, home or office phone) or to send mail to a different address. We will say “yes” to all reasonable requests.

ASK US TO LIMIT WHAT WE USE OR SHARE: You can ask us not to use or share certain health information for treatment, payment, or our operations. We are not required to agree to your request, and we may say “no” if it would affect your care.

If you pay for a service or health care item out-of-pocket in full, you can ask us not to share that information for thepurpose of payment or our operations with your health insurer. We will say “yes” unless a law requires us to share that information.

GET A LIST OF THOSE WITH WHOM WEVE SHARED INFO: You can ask for a list (accounting) of the times we’ve shared your health information for six years prior to the date you ask, who we shared it with, and why.

We will include all the disclosures except for those about treatment, payment, and health care operations, and certain other disclosures (such as any you asked us to make). We’ll provide one accounting a year for free but will charge a reasonable, cost-based fee if you ask for another one within 12 months.

GET A COPY OF THIS PRIVACY NOTICE: You can ask for a paper copy of this notice at any time, even if you have agreed to receive the notice electronically. We will provide you with a paper copy promptly.

CHOOSE SOMEONE TO ACT FOR YOU: If you have given someone medical power of attorney or if someone is your legal guardian, that person can exercise your rights and make choices about your health information.

We will make sure the person has this authority and can act for you before we take any action.

FILE A COMPLAINT IF YOU FEEL YOUR RIGHTS WERE VIOLATED: You can complain if you feel we have violated your rights by contacting us using the information on page one. You can file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights by sending a letter to 200 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20201, calling 1-877- 696-6775 or visiting www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy/hipaa/complaints. We will not retaliate against you for filing a complaint.


For certain health info, you can tell us your choices about what we share. If you have a clear preference for how we share your info in the cases described below talk to us. Tell us what you want us to do & we will follow your instructions.

In these cases, you have the right and choice to tell us to:

  • Share information with your family, close friends, or others involved in your care
  • Share information in a disaster relief situation
  • Include your information in a hospital directory.

If you are not able to tell us your preference, for example if you are unconscious, we may go ahead and share your information if we believe it is in your best interest. We may also share your information when needed to lessen a serious and imminent threat to health or safety.

In these cases we never share your information unless you give us written permission:

  •  Marketing purposes
  • Sale of your information
  • Most sharing of psychotherapy notes

In the case of fundraising:

  •  We may contact you for fundraising efforts, but you can tell us not to contact you again.


How do we typically use or share your health information? We typically use or share your health information in the following ways:

TREAT YOU: We can use your health information and share it with other professionals who are treating you (Example: A doctor treating you for an injury asks another doctor about your overall health condition).

RUN OUR ORGANIZATION: We can use your health information and share it with other professionals who are treating you (Example: A doctor treating you for an injury asks another doctor about your overall health condition).

BILL FOR YOUR SERVICES: We can use and share your health information to bill and get payment from health plans or other entities (Example: We give information about you to your health insurance plan so it will pay for your services).


We are allowed or required to share your information in other ways – usually in ways that contribute to the public good, such as public health and research. We have to meet many conditions in the law before we can share your information for these purposes. For more information see: https://www.hhs.gov/hipaa/index.html.

HELP WITH PUBLIC HEALTH AND SAFETY ISSUES: We can share health information about you for certain situations such as:

  •  Preventing disease
  • Helping with product recalls
  • Reporting adverse reactions to medications
  • Reporting suspected abuse, neglect, or domestic violence
  • Preventing or reducing a serious threat to anyone’s health or safety

DO RESEARCH: We can use or share your information for health research.

COMPLY WITH THE LAW: We will share information about you if state or federal laws require it, including with the Department of Health and Human Services if it wants to see that we’re complying with federal privacy law.

RESPOND  TO  ORGAN  AND  TISSUE  DONATION REQUESTS: We can share health information about you with organ procurement organizations.

WORK WITH A MEDICAL EXAMINER OR FUNERAL DIRECTOR: We can share health information with a coroner, medical examiner, or funeral director when an individual dies.


  • For workers’ compensation claims
  • For law enforcement purposes or with a law enforcement official
  • With health oversight agencies for activities authorized by law
  • For special government functions such as military, national security, and presidential protective services

RESPOND TO LAWSUITS AND LEGAL ACTIONS: We can share health information about you in response to a court or administrative order, or in response to a subpoena.


We are required by law to maintain the privacy and security of your protected health information.

  • We will let you know promptly if a breach occurs that may have compromised the privacy or security of your information.
  • We must follow the duties and privacy practices described in this notice and give you a copy of it.
  • We will not use or share your information other than as described here unless you tell us we can in writing. If you tell us we can, you may change your mind at any time. Let us know in writing if you change your mind.

For more information, see https://www.hhs.gov/hipaa/index.html.


We can change the terms of this notice, and the changes will apply to all information we have about you. The new notice will be available upon request, in our office, and on our website.

No Surprises Act

You have the right to receive a “Good Faith Estimate” explaining how much your health care will cost

Under the law, health care providers need to give patients who don’t have certain types of health care coverage or who are not using certain types of health care coverage an estimate of their bill for health care items and services before those items or services are provided.

  • You have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate for the total expected cost of any health care items or services upon request or when scheduling such items or services. This includes related costs like medical tests, prescription drugs, equipment, and hospital fees.
  • If you schedule a health care item or service at least 3 business days in advance, make sure your health care provider or facility gives you a Good Faith Estimate in writing within 1 business day after scheduling. If you schedule a health care item or service at least 10 business days in advance, make sure your health care provider or facility gives you a Good Faith Estimate in writing within 3 business days after scheduling. You can also ask any health care provider or facility for a Good Faith Estimate before you schedule an item or service. If you do, make sure the healthcare provider or facility gives you a Good Faith Estimate in writing within 3 business days after you ask.
  • If you receive a bill that is at least $400 more for any provider or facility than your Good Faith Estimate from that provider or facility, you can dispute the bill.
  • Make sure to save a copy or picture of your Good Faith Estimate and the bill.

Your Rights and Protections Against Surprise Medical Bills 

When you get emergency care or get treated by an out-of-network provider at an in-network hospital or ambulatory surgical center, you are protected from surprise billing or balance billing.

What is “balance billing” (sometimes called “surprise billing”)?​

When you see a doctor or other health care provider, you may owe certain out-of-pocket costs, such as a copayment, coinsurance, and/or a deductible. You may have other costs or have to pay the entire bill if you see a provider or visit a health care facility that isn’t in your health plan’s network.

“Out-of-network” describes providers and facilities that haven’t signed a contract with your health plan. Out-of-network providers may be permitted to bill you for the difference between what your plan agreed to pay, and the full amount charged for a service. This is called “balance billing.” This amount is likely more than in-network costs for the same service and might not count toward your annual out-of-pocket limit.

“Surprise billing” is an unexpected balance bill. This can happen when you can’t control who is involved in your care—like when you have an emergency or when you schedule a visit at an in-network facility but are unexpectedly treated by an out-of-network provider.

You are protected from balance billing for:​

Emergency Services ​
If you have an emergency medical condition and get emergency services from an out-of-network provider or facility, the most the provider or facility may bill you is your plan’s in-network cost-sharing amount (such as copayments and coinsurance). You can’t be balanced billed for these emergency services. This includes services you may get after you’re in stable condition unless you give written consent and give up your protections not to be balanced billed for these post stabilization services.

Certain services at an in-network hospital or ambulatory surgical center
When you get services from an in-network hospital or ambulatory surgical center, certain providers there may be out-of network. In these cases, the most those providers may bill you is your plan’s in-network cost-sharing amount. This applies to emergency medicine, anesthesia, pathology, radiology, laboratory, neonatology, assistant surgeon, hospitalist, or intensivist services. These providers can’t balance bill you and may not ask you to give up your protections not to be balance billed.

If you get other services at these in-network facilities, out-of-network providers can’t balance bill you, unless you give written consent and give up your protections.

You are never required to give up your protections from balance billing. You also aren’t required to get care out-of-network. You can choose a provider or facility in your plan’s network.

Florida also provides various balance billing protections. In most instances, you cannot be charged more than your in-network cost share amount for emergency and non-emergency services. For more information about your specific rights under Florida law, visit www.floir.com/index.aspx.

When balance billing isn’t allowed, you also have the following protections:

You are only responsible for paying your share of the cost (like the copayments, coinsurance, and deductibles that you would pay if the provider or facility was in-network). Your health plan will pay out-of-network providers and facilities directly.

Your health plan generally must:

  • Cover emergency services without requiring you to get approval for services in advance (prior authorization).
  • Cover emergency services by out-of-network providers.
  • Base what you owe the provider or facility (cost-sharing) on what it would pay an in-network provider or facility and show that amount in your explanation of benefits.
  • Count any amount you pay for emergency services or out-of-network services toward your deductible and out-of-pocket limit.

If you think you have been wrongly billed, contact the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)

Consult with Us

Ocala Eye’s fellowship-trained ophthalmologists and medical staff are dedicated to helping your vision last a lifetime, which is why we offer comprehensive eye care for adults of all ages.

From annual eye exams to advanced procedures like LASIK and laser vision cataract surgery, we can help you see your best at any phase of your life.

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