direct

(redirected from direct reimbursement)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Encyclopedia.

Direct

Informal for a debt security issued by the United States government, as opposed to one of its agencies. Perhaps the most prominent example of a direct security is a U.S. Treasury security. Direct securities are considered risk-free because they are guaranteed by the full faith and credit of the United States government.

direct (federal) government obligation

A debt that is backed by the full taxing power of the U.S. government. Direct obligations include Treasury bills, Treasury bonds, and U.S. savings bonds. These investments are generally considered to be of the very highest quality. See also federal agency security.
References in periodicals archive ?
Obstacles included collaborating dentists, direct reimbursement, employees and facility, financial concerns, patient follow-up care, and mobile equipment.
Having achieved the ability to obtain direct reimbursement under an individual Medicare provider number, future APRN reimbursement issues now generally parallel those of physicians.
Direct reimbursement is a self-funded plan that works much like an expense account.
From the employee's perspective, this system works more like an insurance plan than direct reimbursement. The employee undergoing a rather expensive procedure, for example, would mostly likely pay only the co-payment up front, and the insurance company would process the claim and cover the remaining part of the bill.
The Rural Nursing Inclusion Act of 1990 provided that NPs and CNSs in rural communities could receive direct reimbursement under Medicare along with the Federal Employment Health Benefits Plan (FEHBP) including third party reimbursement.
ADVANCED PRACTICE nurses (APNs) including nurse practitioners, nurse midwives, clinical nurse specialists, and nurse anesthetists report that one of the barriers to their services is the difficulty in receiving direct reimbursement (Anderson, Gilliss, & Yoder, 1996; Iris, 1999).
This period represents a dynamic time for the Medicare program, beginning with the increase in the annual cap on outpatient mental health services from $500 to $900 in 1988 and to $2,200 in 1989, and culminating with the elimination of the limit and extension of direct reimbursement to clinical psychologists and social workers in 1990.
The American Dental Hygienists' Association (ADHA) offers resources for dental hygienists seeking to achieve direct reimbursement. This information is available on the members-only site at www.ADHA.org in the Advocacy section under the Member Resources tab and includes Reimbursement at a Glance and Dental Hygiene: Reimbursement Pathways.
Advanced practice nurses should champion this initial step since it supports their ultimate goal of direct reimbursement as primary care providers.
Most recently, Rhode Island became the 17th state in the country to afford direct reimbursement to dental hygienists.
In 1997, direct reimbursement to NPs regardless of geographic area of practice, was authorized by Congress.
Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) praised Senate passage of the border supplemental appropriations bill, which includes $30 million available for direct reimbursements to local governments and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) for migrant care through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).