fee-for-service plan


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fee-for-ser·vice plan

(fē sĕrvis plan)
A mechanism of reimbursement for services rendered; in dentistry, the agreement of patients to pay money for dental treatment as it is rendered; sometimes called indemnity insurance.
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Fee-for-service plan participants paid higher out-of-pocket expenses than PPO participants, who in turn paid higher out-of-pocket expenses than employees covered by an HMO.
While clever attempts are being made to couch the assault on private fee-for-service plans as protecting consumers from exploitive insurance companies, there is little doubt about Stark's underlying motivation.
Because participation in PPO's is small, separate data are not available for such plans; instead, data for PPO's are combined with data for fee-for-service plans.
Fee-for-service plan participants most commonly had policies limiting inpatient days for substance abuse on a per year basis, frequently to 30 days.
We're pleased that we can offer our Medicare Blue Private Fee-for-Service plan to all residents of South Carolina with lower out-of-pocket costs for many of their health care services," said BlueCross Assistant Vice President Irving Albrecht.
of the New England Medical Center in Boston, said that for average patients there was no particular difference between the outcomes of treatment by HMOs and fee-for-service plans.
Thus, deductibles of $100 or $200 a year were commonly imposed upon fee-for-service plan participants in 1989, usually with a limit per family of 2 or 3 times the individual amount.
Coverage differed for out-of-hospital prescription drugs in 1989, based on whether medical care was provided through a traditional fee-for-service plan or a health maintenance organization (HMO).
Scully says 38,000 of these beneficiaries will be able to choose from another Medicare-coordinated plan or a private fee-for-service plan.
The state will actually increase its own fee-for-service plan in rural areas, which are substantially more difficult for managed-care plans to serve.
In addition to the regional PPO, InStil Health offers local PPO plans in select counties in Georgia and a private fee-for-service plan (PFFS) called InCare that covers all 46 South Carolina counties and 36 counties in Georgia.
InStil Health will offer a Medicare Advantage regional preferred provider organization (RPPO) plan called InChoice, with and without drug coverage throughout Georgia and South Carolina (Region 8), local PPO plans in select counties in Georgia and a private fee-for-service plan (PFFS) called InCare that covers all 46 South Carolina counties and 36 counties in Georgia.