38 CFR 17.1001 - Definitions.
For purposes of §§ 17.1000 through 17.1008:
(a) The term health-plan contract means any of the following:
(1) An insurance policy or contract, medical or hospital service agreement, membership or subscription contract, or similar arrangement under which health services for individuals are provided or the expenses of such services are paid;
(b) The term third party means any of the following:
(1) A Federal entity;
(3) An employer or an employer's insurance carrier;
(4) An automobile accident reparations insurance carrier; or
(5) A person or entity obligated to provide, or to pay the expenses of, health services under a health-plan contract.
(c) The term duplicate payment means payment made, in whole or in part, for the same emergency services for which VA reimbursed or made payment.
(d) The term stabilized means that no material deterioration of the emergency medical condition is likely, within reasonable medical probability, to occur if the veteran is discharged or transferred to a VA or other Federal facility that VA has an agreement with to furnish health care services for veterans.
(e) The term VA medical facility of jurisdiction means the nearest VA medical facility to where the emergency service was provided.