fee for service


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fee for service

Medtalk adjective Referring to the traditional form of reimbursement for health care services, where a fee is paid to a provider, according to the service performed, by a Pt or a conventional indemnity insurer, after a service is rendered. See Fee schedule. Cf Capitation.
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Group practice physicians generally favor fee for service arrangements, yet studies of those providing services for HMOs show mixed preferences for capitation versus fee-for-service payment and there is evidence suggesting that an increasing number of physicians practicing in fee-for-service group practices are being paid on a salary or modified salary basis.