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encounter

Etymology: Gk, en + L, contra, against
(in psychotherapy) the interaction between a patient and a psychotherapist, such as occurs in existential therapy, or among several members of a small group, such as encounter or sensitivity training groups. In an encounter emotional change and personal growth are affected by participants' expression of strong feelings.

encounter

Managed care The process of a Pt coming to a provider, receiving services, and leaving. See also Visit, Window of service Medtalk A meeting, an interaction. See Semi-sexual encounter, Sexual encounter.

en·coun·ter

(en-kown'tĕr)
A health care contact between the patient and the provider who is responsible for diagnosing and treating the patient.
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He feels the encounter strategy is politically motivated since those eliminated in these come from communities that have never voted for BJP in elections.
In a sensitivity analysis, changes in LOS, proportions of encounter type by payer, payer mix, and reimbursement for encounter type by payer accounted for -0.
The satisfaction the customer derives from an interaction with an employee of the company, referred to as human encounter satisfaction, plays an important role in consumers' overall satisfaction with the services of the company.
Because the deadly mix always involves an officer, an offender, and the circumstances in which these two individuals meet, the way in which that encounter begins and develops has a dynamic effect on the offender and the choices that person makes.
The book's argument on this score is intriguing, but it seems doubtful that "Americanization" of German assumptions ultimately will be the most productive way to think about the German-American encounter on the subject of race.
Both of these books insist on the fundamental importance of the Elizabethan Anglo-Irish encounter to the early development of English imperialism and, more importantly, to the revitalization of English as a competent literary, even imperial tongue.
Yet this exercise does demonstrate that even at a ridiculously minimal encounter volume, a hospitalist practice is viable without any outside support or subsidy.
After her encounter with Jesus," McKenzie continues, "this woman dropped her water-gathering pots at the well and went back to her community.
Thus the preparation and encounter stages, for both the candidate and the institution, are very important since the "person-organization fit research has shown that the discrepancy between actual and ideal organizational culture (i.
The Great Red Spot encounters storms in this band about once every 2 years.
On the other hand, if you wish to increase revenue while maintaining or even decreasing the number of encounters, you must perform more expensive procedures, improve your claims processing system, maximize the amount you receive from third-party payers, decrease your cost, and/or limit your practice to encounters that generate the greatest profitability within the context of your payer environment and practice expertise.
Oddly enough, however, the Jewish encounter with, or acculturation to, this worldview of self-cultivation did not provide a one-way ticket to easy assimilation.