third-party payer


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third-par·ty pay·er

(thĭrd-pahr'tē pā'ĕr)
An institution or company that provides reimbursement to health care providers for services rendered to a third party (i.e., the patient).
Synonym(s): third-party administrator.

third-party payer

An entity (other than the patient or the health care provider) that reimburses and manages health care expenses. Third-party payers include insurance companies, governmental agencies, and employers.

third-par·ty pay·er

(thĭrd-pahr'tē pā'ĕr)
An institution or company that provides reimbursement to health care providers for services rendered to a third party (i.e., the patient).
Synonym(s): third-party administrator.
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