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Cost of the Online Second Opinion Program

  • Fees and coverage

    Bruce Johnson, MD

    The cost of an online second opinion from Dana-Farber's program is $2,000. 

    The cost of an online second opinion covers all of the services involved in the process:

    • Assigning your Grand Rounds care coordinator and staff physician
    • Collecting your medical records
    • Providing a written second opinion from a Dana-Farber medical oncologist
    • Helping you with follow-up and in-person appointment referrals

    Does insurance cover my online second opinion?

    Currently, most health insurance plans do not cover online second opinions. However, you can use funds from your Health Savings Account (HSA) or Flexible Spending Account (FSA) to pay for the service. Payment is due when you request your online second opinion, usually by credit card.

  • View a Sample Dana-Farber Online Second Opinion

    Your Dana-Farber oncologist thoroughly reviews your medical records, diagnosis, and treatment plan and provides clear medical guidance in a written second opinion that will be provided to you and your local provider. See this example of a Dana-Farber online second opinion.

    Pediatric Second Opinion

    When faced with complex medical questions or decisions regarding a new diagnosis or treatment plan for your child, having an expert second opinion from the world's leading pediatric specialists at Dana-Farber/Boston Children's can provide peace of mind that your child is getting the best care.