point of service


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point of service

Place of service Managed care The 'where' a medical service is provided–eg, clinic, hospital inpatient, hospital outpatient, nursing facility, home, clinic, etc

point of service

A form of extended health care coverage granted to members of managed care plans who opt to pay additional premiums for medical services provided by special panels of providers.
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Real choice, and I mean the kind of genuine empowerment it takes to feel a sense of control and dignity in the management of their own medical affairs, requires giving patients a heavy helping of options at the point of service. I may be wrong, but it's difficult for me to envision the American people tolerating anything less.
SUSE Linux Enterprise Point of Service provides capabilities to support large, multi-tier POS environments such as those of major retail companies.
Evolution Benefits, for example, does the verification prior to placing the amount on the card at the point of service. At the pharmacy, for example, the member presents the prescription and the pharmacist enters it into a prescription system--there is no change required in either pharmacist or member behaviors, said Porrit.
And that necessarily entails choice at the point of service. We can't ask people to choose their health care when they choose their health insurance.
Funds then are deducted directly from the member's account, which eliminates the need for members to pay cash at the point of service, complete forms and await reimbursement checks.
The latter is called the adjudication process; it may cause difficulty at or near the point of service. The former recommends an accessible, organized medical database, one that actually recapitulates the medical logic used in comprehensive care.