The office of Peter Schwartz MD in Ithaca, NY accepts the following insurance plans:
Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield (PPO, POS, HMO, and Child Health Plus)
Excellus Safety Net (Family Health Plus / Managed Medicaid)
Excellus Medicare PPO
Fidelis Care of NY (NYS Catholic Health Plan)
GHI Family Health Plus
Medicare Complete (United Healthcare)
MVP Oxford PHCS (Statewide PPO)
Total Care (Managed Medicaid)
UNY Health (North American)
Workers Comp PPO – CAP
Refraction: According to many insurance companies including Medicare, we must charge for refractions. Many insurances including Medicare, do not pay for this service and we are required to charge the patient (chapter 6.3 or the Medicare Handbook). The refraction fee is $30.00. This fee may be charged for the service, whether or not a prescription is written. If the doctor and you do not feel that a refraction is needed, it will not be performed. However, we request you initial and sign this form in case a future refraction is required.
Contact Lenses: If you are having an eye examination and wear contact lenses, we may be evaluating your current contract lenses. If there is no change or minimal change to your prescription, then the fee for this service is $25.00 and is collected in addition to the fee for an eye examination. If a significant change in your contact lens prescription is indicated, you may need to return for a full contact lens fitting. The fee may be $75.00-$150.00 depending on the type of lenses.
We make every attempt to see our patients at the time of their scheduled appointment.
We require 24 hour notification if an appointment must be cancelled. If you arrive more than 15 minutes late for your appointment, your appointment may be cancelled and rescheduled. If you do not cancel your appointment within the designated time we may be unable to reschedule your appointment. We have a voice mail service that will take your call if you need to cancel an appointment after hours or on the weekend.
In the event that the patient (parent or legal guardian) does not contact our office to cancel an appointment a no-show fee of $40.00 may be applied.
Any lab work, Pathology, MRI's, CT's that need to be done are scheduled through Cayuga Medical Center.
Billing information for Cayuga Medical Center please call (607) 274-4011.
Due to the recent addition of electronic medical records at our office, we are no longer requiring new patients to bring in prefilled forms for their appointments. We have a patient portal where you can fill out your information. If you have not received your patient portal activation letter from the office please contact us today!
We ask that you bring your insurance card(s) to your appointment so that we may make a copy for our records. If you wear eye glasses (including reading glasses) or contact lenses, please bring them. For contact lens wearers, please bring the box that your contact lenses came in. If you are currently taking any eye drops, please bring them as well. Also bring a list of current medications.
There are THREE forms that all patients with a workers compensation claim are required to complete for our office. Please download and print each form and fill in all required information. Bring all three completed forms with you to your appointment.
There are TWO forms that all patients with a motor vehicle accident no-fault claim are required to complete for our office. Please download and print each form and fill in all required information. Bring the completed forms with you to your appointment.
To schedule an appointment, ask about billing or for more information about contact lenses, call us at (607) 266-7600 or fill out the form.
2333 N Triphammer Rd
Ithaca, NY 14850
Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Closed 12 - 1 p.m. for Lunch
Saturday, by appointment