All-Female OBGYNs in the Greater Boston Area
Welcome to About Women by Women
About Women by Women provides care to women throughout the greater Boston area with locations in Wellesley, Walpole, Waltham, and Natick, MA. Our OBGYNs are all women and are dedicated to caring for women in every stage of life. We know you have many choices for care and we are grateful that you have selected About Women By Women. Our goal is to provide sensitive, helpful and compassionate medical care and guidance, taking into full account the values and priorities that shape your life.
We have seven OBGYNs that are committed to providing the highest quality care available. We provide quality care from your annual exam, to pregnancy, childbirth and through menopause. If you are an existing patient, log-in to our patient portal to manage appointments and request prescription refills. As always, we are proud to be your choice for obstetrics & gynecology in the greater Boston area.
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Paying Your Bill
If you would like to make a payment on your About Women By Women account, secure online payments can be made via InstaMed using a card or e-check. You may also call our office at (781) 263-0033 to make a phone payment using credit, debit or Health Savings/Flexible spending cards.
Patient Gateway payments are NOT connected to About Women By Women and can NOT be applied to AWBW invoices. Please use only InstaMed, Check or Credit Card as indicated earlier in this section.
No Surprise Billing Act
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:
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 balance 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’re 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.
More information about your rights and protections:
For specific information on your state laws, please contact the insurance commissioner for the state in which you received your care.
- Visit https://www.cms.gov/nosurprises for more information about your rights under federal law.
- Visit https://malegislature.gov/Laws/GeneralLaws/PartI/TitleXVI/Chapter111/Section228 for more information on your rights under MA state law.
- Visit http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/rsa/html/xxx/329/329-31-b.htm for more information on your rights under NH state law.
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.
Contact the About Women By Women billing department 1-781-263-0033 if you have questions about your bill.
If you believe you’ve been wrongly billed you may contact:
- Centers for Medicare Service (CMS) at 1-800-985-3059, Website: https://www.cms.gov/nosurprises
- Massachusetts Attorney General’s office at 1-888-830-6277, or online at https://www.mass.gov/how-to/file-a-health-care-complaint
- New Hampshire Department of Insurance at 1-603-271-2261 https://www.nh.gov/insurance/complaints/index.htm
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