Third-party payer

Third-party payer means the United States (other than for payments of benefits under this Program) or any other third party, including but not limited to, any State or local governmental entity, private insurance carrier, or employer, any public or private entity with a legal or contractual obligation to pay for or provide benefits. The Program is the payer of last resort.


42 CFR § 110.3

Scoping language

This section defines certain words and phrases found throughout this part.

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