THIRD-PARTY PAYER

an establishment, generally an insurance company, government agency, or prepayment plan, which pays for the health costs encountered by the insured party. The third party is differentiated from the first party, the recipient of the services, and the second party, the person or institution rendering the services.

THIRD-PARTY PAYER: "Any services not covered by the third-party payer will be billed to the patient."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "THIRD-PARTY PAYER," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 29, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/third-party-payer/ (accessed July 16, 2019).
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