self-pay

self-pay

noun A popular term for a person who pays out of pocket for a health-related service in absence of insurance to cover the medical or surgical procedure performed.
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Georgia Ambulance Service Provider Finds Insurance Coverage for Self-Pay Patients
Most of the accounts that will need collection services will be in the self-pay category
The book The Self-Pay Patient provides cures to these problems.
Self-pay students are those that do not pass the admittance exams but are still permitted to take courses at their own expense.
3 per cent increase in self-pay treatments with urology (22 per cent), gynaecology (16 per cent) and orthopaedics (8 per cent) featuring as the highest risers.
com)-- Preferred Healthcare Funding, LLC announces its launch today to offer healthcare providers a solution for the immediate and ongoing resolution of their current and future self-pay and self-pay after insurance patient accounts receivable.
Today, more than ever, healthcare providers across the board are experiencing a minimum 10 percent rise in their self-pay accounts, accumulating more than 20 percent of overall accounts receivable.
Because these self-pay individuals receive bills much higher than other patients for the exact same services, medical providers may be generating a disproportionate share of profit from this relatively small group of patients.
Late last year, CompleteCredit, a division of Complete Care, took over the growing number of self-pay receivable -- the balances owed by individuals either because they have no insurance or because they have deductibles and copayments -- for St.
Thus, nursing homes may accept a self-pay or Medicare patient without certainty about how the individual's care will be funded for the duration of his/ her stay.
How many are realistically going to have self-pay alternatives?
The historical collection rates varied from a low of 24 percent for self-pay to a high of 100 percent for workers' compensation.