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Ophthalmic Payment System

The Ophthalmic Payments System records General Ophthalmic Service (GOS) claims, automates the payment process, produces statistical returns, and provides fraud prevention and detection tools. It holds the information needed to produce the Optician Directory and helps to ease the administration of the NHS optical service.

The system provides for the entry of all the GOS claim vouchers types: sight tests (GOS1); spectacles (GOS3); repairs and replacements (GOS4); private sights tests (GOS5); and home visits (GOS6). It can also process hospital eye service vouchers. Sight tests may be recorded individually (where resources permit) as recommended by the Counter Fraud and Security Management Service, or as batched claim records.

The system also provides the facility for opticians with accredited systems to submit electronic files of claims. The NHS organisation/local health board may configure the system to decide how these claims are processed, either automatically or by manual inspection and approval of individual claims.

Find detailed instruction manuals for using the Ophthalmic Payments System and how to sign in; the Ophthalmic Payments System is available via Open Exeter anywhere on N3.

Contact the Exeter helpdesk by emailing or by calling 0300 303 4034

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