Ophthalmic Consultants of Boston accepts most health insurance plans. You should always check with your health insurance plan to make sure you understand your plan’s benefits, costs and whether your eye doctor at OCB is part of your insurance plan’s network of providers.
We encourage you to take the following steps before your visit:
Call the OCB Billing Department at (800) 649-0733 to have your specific insurance plan verified for coverage and benefits before your scheduled appointment to ensure there are no limitations or restrictions that would prevent you from coming to OCB.
We recommend calling OCB’s Billing Department at (800)649-0733 at least 3 days before your appointment to ensure your referral has been issued to cover your upcoming appointment.
Patient Gateway is the most convenient way to see your billing, make payments and has the following benefits:
You can send billing questions from Patient Gateway by email directly to the OCB Billing Department.
Review your surgical packet of information carefully and ask questions to your doctor’s clinical team to understand all aspects of your upcoming surgery. Please review carefully the surgical billing information letter that is part of your packet to understand the billing process.
If you have any questions about a billing statement you receive from our office, please call our Billing Department at (800)649-0733 and we will be happy to assist you. You can also use Patient Gateway for reviewing your statements and to select a paperless billing process.
Have questions? Contact OCB's Billing Department at 800-649-0733.
A Refraction is a diagnostic test to determine the health of the eye and the refractive state of the eye using specialized equipment to generate a vision measurement and prescription for glasses.
The specifics of medical insurance can be confusing, and vision coverage is no exception. Insurance companies usually categorize visits to your eye doctor as either “routine” or “medical”. This has little to do with the steps it takes to perform a full eye exam. A “routine” vision exam often contains the same elements as a “medical” eye exam. The reason for your visit and the results of the examination, or the diagnosis, often determine whether insurance will classify the exam as routine or medical. Insurance companies often look at both when determining payment. The routine vision exam usually produces a final diagnosis, such as “nearsightedness” or “astigmatism”, which generates a prescription for glasses, while the medical eye exam produces a diagnosis of a medical condition such as “conjunctivitis” or “cataract.”
This is the initial dollar amount you must pay before your insurance company begins to pay for health services. Your insurance carrier determines your deductible when you chose your policy.
Coinsurance is the share or the percentage of covered expenses you must pay in addition to the copay and/or deductible. For example, your policy may pay 80% of covered charges after you pay the deductible. You would then be responsible to pay the remaining 20 percent as coinsurance.
A copayment is a specified dollar amount you pay, as a subscriber to a managed care plan for covered health services. It is paid to the medical provider at the time the services are rendered.
Patient Gateway provides secure online access to your health information whenever you need it, and it’s easy to enroll. Through Patient Gateway you can
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