Meaning of fee-for-service

fee-for-serv•ice

Pronunciation: (fē'fur sûr'vis), [key]
— adj.
  1. pertaining to the charging of fees for specific services rendered in health care, as distinguished from participating in a prepaid medical practice: fee-for-service medicine.
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