third-party payer


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third-par·ty pay·er

(thĭrd-pahr'tē pā'ĕr)
An institution or company that provides reimbursement to health care providers for services rendered to a third party (i.e., the patient).
Synonym(s): third-party administrator.

third-party payer

An entity (other than the patient or the health care provider) that reimburses and manages health care expenses. Third-party payers include insurance companies, governmental agencies, and employers.

third-par·ty pay·er

(thĭrd-pahr'tē pā'ĕr)
An institution or company that provides reimbursement to health care providers for services rendered to a third party (i.e., the patient).
Synonym(s): third-party administrator.
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In another example, researchers in India conducted an experiment that introduced a third-party payer, with encouraging results.
"The decision tree starting at the intake to care is so important," Lloyd stresses, noting that although many providers may be used to complying with state credentialing, care, and performance standards, states rarely enforce these standards--and the funding that is tied to them--the way that MCOs, commercial insurers or other third-party payers do.
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* Requiring third-party payers to program new vaccine CPT codes as soon as vaccines are approved by ACIP/AAP or face large monetary penalties.
Throughout the years, ENTs have tried to keep pace with reimbursement requirements, but we are constantly outmaneuvered by the third-party payers' technology.
The problem is exacerbated in medical practices by the fact that the receivables from third-party payers will generally be collected at a lesser amount than the total charge.
"Since patients do not pay directly for most off-label uses, third-party payers have become crucial for market access," says Joshua Cohen, the study's lead investigator.
Direct electronic communication with third-party payers can shorten claims turnaround time, improve claims accuracy and increase cash recovery from payers for previously denied claims.
Unfortunately, the third-party payers have arbitrarily decided not to provide reimbursement for PET studies done for tinnitus.
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"The Managed Care Connection program helps these retailers maximize their relationships with third-party payers," Williams explains.
My practice evolved because of an increasing loss of autonomy, which led to tremendous aggravation that stemmed from inherent conflicts of interest with third-party payers. Declining reimbursement rates and unbelievable hassles with the insurance industry were a part, albeit a small part, of my reason for going to a fee-for-service practice.