To simplify the VSP Vision Care contact lens benefit for practices and enhance the value patients receive, they have made two enhancements:
- Effective January 1, 2012, the VSP Contact Lens Care Program is eliminated on all plans for all VSP patients.
- Starting January 1, 2012, a new contact lens benefit is being introduced for some VSP Signature Plan and VSP Choice Plan patients.
The new contact lens benefit separates contact lens exam services (fitting and evaluation) from the materials allowance. Patients will pay a contact lens exam services copay, and VSP will reimburse providers 85% of their U&C fee, less the patient copay. The patient will have a separate allowance for contact lens materials.
This new benefit is being phased in for new and renewing clients with the VSP Signature Plan and VSP Choice Plan. About 15% of VSP members currently have the new benefit, so be sure to check the VSP Patient Record when authorizing benefits.