fee-for-service


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fee-for-service

(fē′fər-sûr′vĭs)
adj.
Charging a fee for each service performed: a fee-for-service health insurance policy.

fee-for-service

Etymology: AS, feoh, property; L, servitum, slavery
1 a charge made for a professional activity, such as a physical examination, the fitting of a contraceptive diaphragm, or the monitoring of a person's blood pressure.
2 a system for the payment of professional services in which the practitioner is paid for the particular service rendered, rather than receiving a salary for providing professional services as needed during scheduled hours of work or time on call.

fee-for-ser·vice

(fē'fōr-sĕr'vis)
Payment made at the time of health care service; the amount varies according to the provider's estimate of the costs involved.

fee-for-service

Payment for specific health care services provided to a patient (as opposed to payments received for the number of patients seen, the number of hours worked, or the number of patients enrolled in a health care panel). The individual or an insurance carrier may make the payment.
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