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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On the other hand, HMOs have more of a reputation than fee-for-service plans for attempting to put limits on the care you may receive through various administrative processes and medical review.
Private fee-for-service plans must demonstrate that the plan includes a sufficient number and range of providers willing to furnish services.
Reports of aggressive marketing, confusion by seniors and physicians refusing to see patients enrolled in private fee-for-service plans gave the product"a black eye," said Calabrese.
Among the reasons for this growth, he said, is that fee-for-service plans are not required to have relationships with providers or provider networks and are not required to share data about the quality of care.
Together, they account for about 90% of enrollment in private fee-for-service plans, according to the CMS.
In the next few years, fee-for-service plans will shift to adjusted fee-for-service systems that value quality and outcome over quantity and price, Dr.
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While some industry studies show no differences between the quality of care patients receive under managed care and fee-for-service plans (except for chronic conditions), the results don't tell the full truth, Dr.
based The Medstat Group to rate HMOs, fee-for-service plans, preferred provider organizations and other health plans, based solely on what their members say about them.
Consumer satisfaction is strikingly high: 87 percent for those in fee-for-service plans and 85 percent for those in HMOs.
Fee-for-service plans are exactly what the name implies.
Our patients show comparable or greater satisfaction than patients treated under fee-for-service plans," says Susan Pisano, communications director for the American Association of Health Plans, the trade group for managed care organizations.