American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Charging a fee for each service performed: a fee-for-service health insurance policy.
“Even up to the 1970s, most Americans still had indemnity plans also called fee-for-service plans.”
“Instead of getting paid every time they do something - a venerable system called fee-for-service that encourages them to provide more and more services - they're paid a fixed amount each month for each patient.”
“Currently most doctors in Canada are paid through what's called a fee-for-service model.”
“One of the best ways of slowing these costs is to use Medicare and Medicaid's bargaining power over drug companies and hospitals to reduce costs, and to move from a fee-for-service system to a fee-for-healthy outcomes system.”
“Under Ryan's plan, Medicare would no longer be a fee-for-service program in which government pays providers for most of the cost of seniors' medical expenses.”
“The federal health program would remain as a fee-for-service system with a guaranteed set of benefits for people now 55 and older.”
“President Obama also wants to move from a fee-for-service system, which gives doctors an incentive to perform expensive and doubtfully effective procedures, to one in which doctors are rewarded for preventing diseases that are so expensive to treat.”
“These firms provide claims management as a fee-for-service i.e., a fixed cost per claim versus a percentage of the claims.”
“It would end Medicare's role as a fee-for-service program, turning it into a system of subsidized, private health-insurance plans.”
“Mr. Romney had been careful not to fully embrace Mr. Ryan's plan, instead proposing a hybrid system that would preserve traditional fee-for-service Medicare while creating an alternative system of government-subsidized vouchers for seniors who wished to purchase private health plans.”
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