qualified independent contractor

(2) Qualified independent contractor For purposes of this subsection, the term “qualified independent contractor” means an entity or organization that is independent of any organization under contract with the Secretary that makes initial determinations under subsection (a)(1), and that meets the requirements established by the Secretary consistent with paragraph (3).


42 USC § 1395ff(c)(2)

Scoping language

None identified. Default scope is assumed to be the entire title.
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