Vision Care Direct plans are extremely flexible and unique to the market. Anybody can enjoy VCD benefits, even individuals and their families. VCD plans can be offered directly or through a member’s employers. VCD plans enable patients to get a great deal on materials and superior eye health care at the same location, a private practice eye doctors office.
Unlike other vision plans, Vision Care Direct’s fees are determined by the Owner Doctors in each state. They moneys collected through VCD are deposited into a checking account owned and controlled by the owner members in their state. The vision plan contracts are owned by each state.
The primary purpose of an IPA is to unite independent physicians into a force that can compete against bad plans and unfriendly managed care organizations. IPA is open to all private practice doctors in a state who meet the standards and have been credentialed.