Third party payer.
Third party payer. The term third party payer means a person who pays, or agrees to pay, for diagnosis or treatment furnished to a patient on the basis of a contractual relationship with the patient or a member of his or her family or on the basis of the patient's eligibility for Federal, State, or local governmental benefits.
38 CFR § 1.460
For purposes of 1.460 through 1.499 of this part, the following definitions apply: