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third party

Managed care A person or organization ancillary to the doctor-patient 'dyad', that participates in financing the services rendered–eg, a health insurance carrier, or administrates processing and paying claims for health services provided–eg, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicare

third party,

n the party to a dental benefits contract that may collect premiums, assume financial risk, pay claims, and provide other administrative services. Also called
administrative agent carriers, insurers, or
underwriters.
third-party administrator (TPA),
n claims payer who assumes responsibility for administering health benefit plans without assuming any financial risk. Some commercial insurance carriers and Blue Cross/Blue Shield plans also have TPA operations to accommodate self-funded employers seeking administrative services only (ASO) contracts.
third-party payer,
n an organization other than the patient (first party) or health care provider (second party) involved in the financing of personal health services.
third-party payment,
n payment for services by someone other than the beneficiary (e.g., when an employer or union makes such payment).
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In each scenario, the parties to the transaction are the employee, the employer, the RSC and the third-party purchaser.
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In exchange, the third-party payer has no influence over the recovery process other than the opportunity to make a claim (or object) at the end of the claims procedure.
Hence, the third-party civil penalties would not be applicable.
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