participating physician or supplier

par·ti·ci·pat·ing phy·si·cian or sup·pli·er

(pahr-tis'i-pāt-ing fi-zish'ŭn sŭ-plī'ĕr)
A physician or health care supplier who agrees to accept assignment on Medicare claims, billing for Medicare deductible(s), and coinsurance amounts.
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2) The term "participating physician" refers, with respect to the furnishing of services, to a physician who at the time of furnishing the services is a participating physician (under subsection (h)(1)); the term "nonparticipating physician" refers, with respect to the furnishing of services, to a physician who at the time of furnishing the services is not a participating physician; and the term "nonparticipating supplier or other person" means a supplier or other person (excluding a provider of services) that is not a participating physician or supplier (as defined in subsection (h)(1)).
h)(1) Any physician or supplier may voluntarily enter into an agreement with the Secretary to become a participating physician or supplier.
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