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, payer (pā'ŏr, -ĕr)
The person paying the bill, satisfying the claim, or settling a financial obligation.


n in health care, generally refers to entities other than the patient that finance or reimburse the cost of health services. In most cases, this term refers to insurance carriers, other third-party payers, or health plan sponsors (employers or unions).
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Paya joins IDC from Elan Corporation, where he was President and led the Biotechnology commercial, marketing, clinical, research and development teams since 2008.
Paya reflects Elan's highest priorities--advancing its clinical portfolio and its scientific opportunities.
After all, there was a significant difference between Paya and Valdes; the latter was a lay official of the Catholic Church, while Paya was not.
Paya met with Secretary Colin Powell and is later set to participate in a roundtable discussion and reception at the National Democratic Institute (NDI) where CANF representatives will participate.
This is not a pie to be shared out," Paya has stressed, adding that APSC leaders, along with their cohorts in Miami, are engaged in a "systematic, permanent, and very aggressive" campaign against his Christian Liberation Movement.
Carlos Paya, vice president of Lilly Research Laboratories and leader of Lilly's pulmonary development platform.
StuartMacDonald,35,adry liner, from Cardiff, was furious at being expected to paya pounds 95 cancellation of removal fee.
Oswaldo Paya, founder of the Varela Project, said Cuban state security agents had visited the homes of activists and tried to persuade them not to take part in the National Dialogue project launched last month.
New therapies are vital to combat the growing epidemic of diabetes around the world," said Carlos Paya, vice president, Lilly Research Laboratories.
policy in Cuba, which included the participation via teleconference from Havana of dissident leader Oswaldo Paya.