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claim

As defined by the MDU (Medical Defence Union), the largest carrier for medical indemnity insurance in the UK, a claim is:
(i) a demand for, or an assertion of a right to, compensation or damages; or
(ii) an intimation of an intention to seek compensation or damages.

claim

A demand for compensation Managed care A written request by an insured or assignee–eg, provider for payment of benefits covered by an insurance policy; a bill for healthcare service(s) sent by a provider to the Pt's insurance or health plan, which may review the claim for validity before paying benefits. See Aberrant claim, Electronic billing, Unassigned claim Malpractice A formal statement by a plaintiff alleging that a civil wrong has been committed by a defendant. See Cross claim.

claim

(clām)
A statement from a patient or health care provider presented to an insurance company or HMO for payment for services performed.

claim

(clām)
A statement from a patient of a health care provider presented to an insurance company or HMO for payment.
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For their increasingly brutal treatment of the country's natural resources, the leaders of the loose federation of provinces we call Canada have earned their country the nickname "Brazil of the North." All told, this is an insult to Brazil, which can still lay claim to being something of a Third World country.