point-of-service


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point-of-ser·vice

(point′əv-sûr′vĭs)
adj.
1. Relating to or being a health-insurance plan in which members receive health care at a standard premium and co-pay if they use providers within an approved network and pay more if they use providers outside the network.
2. Relating to the time, place, or manner in which a business interacts with its customers.

point of service n.
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