assignment of benefits


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assignment of benefits

A method where the person receiving medical benefits assigns the payment of those benefits to a physician or hospital.

assignment of benefits

Health insurance A method where the person receiving the medical benefits assigns the payment of those benefits to a physician or hospital. See Dual assignment, Mandatory assignment, Participation, Random assignment.

as·sign·ment of ben·e·fits

(ă-sīn'mĕnt ben'ĕ-fits)
Authorization from an insured to allow any payment to go directly to the physician.

as·sign·ment of ben·e·fits

(ă-sīn'mĕnt ben'ĕ-fits)
Authorization from an insured to allow any payment to go directly to the physician.
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