fee-for-service

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fee-for-ser·vice

(fē′fər-sûr′vĭs)
adj.
Charging a fee for each service performed: a fee-for-service health insurance policy.
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The academy has long suggested that fee for service is not congruent with the core elements of advanced primary care, and our internal policies have asked for payments for primary care patients to be realigned in a way that would facilitate or drive this type of care.
Features a fee for service and PPO model, clients are middle to older age.
The traditional method of fee for service pays providers the same regardless of the quality or effectiveness of the care rendered.
Methodist Family Health will give the Ranch financial help through a fee for service. Both organizations will continue their current application and acceptance processes, and both will continue their primary current funding structure.
Fee for service. In several communities in Washington and Oregon, CMHCs have taken the counterintuitive step of encouraging their Medicaid mental health plans to implement modified fee-for-service payment systems that bring the local system into alignment with fiscal realities.
* change the way care agencies are paid, from "fee for service" or "per visit" to "fee for client," to a client-focused envelope of funding based on client needs rather than the number of visits made;
Staff model HMOs, like that found at Kaiser, work well because "everyone is based on salaries, there's no fee for service, you negotiate relative income for providers and you own the bricks and mortar," he added.
"As a result, distributors are moving from the 'buy and hold' model toward a 'fee for service' model in which manufacturers pay us directly for the services we deliver.
The Fee For Service project was announced yesterday by Health Minister John Hutton and involves 32 Trusts in England with the Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Trust the only one in the North-East.
There are three categories: traditional charities, fee for service charities and support organizations.
In a fee for service system, doctors are paid every time they provide a service, so some may have the incentive to do more than what could be considered medically necessary in the delivery of patient care.