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direct billing

Managed care The submission of bills for services rendered–eg lab work directly to the party–ie Pt or financially responsible third party–insurance company, for whom the service was performed, rather than to the physician who ordered the test
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CAP has pointed out that allowing direct billing is not intended to profit pathologists, but rather to facilitate lab arrangements with small and rural hospitals where it doesn't make economic sense for the hospital to provide its own anatomic pathology services.
"Now with Nokia Ovi store direct billing through Etisalat it is now easier than ever to stay connected with your loved ones and be entertained on the go.
Finally, several states have legislation pending that would impact direct billing programs.
At the same time, greater predictability of both loss and expense ratios is achievable Automated underwriting has great potential to attract agents because of the ease of use and efficiencies such as direct billing. Finally, it will be used to develop and refine underwriting criteria and pricing rules for not only multiple lines but also combinations of property/casualty and life and health coverages.
The system offers a direct billing facility to ISPs, enabling them to bill their customers for calls to the service and then pass on the interconnect slice to the telecomms provider - giving the ISPs a greater proportion of each call.
Callers can access reimbursement counselors; information on direct billing and assignment options and the Avonex Access Program for qualified uninsured patients; and information from telephone counselor about the drug and training materials.
No direct billing will occur for patients who receive the standard services or who are case managed.