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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.
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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 dental plans are finding favor with employers such as Citizens Bank, who like the reduction in administrative overhead, the freedom patients have to choose their own dentists, and the absence of complex claims procedures or forms.
From the employee's perspective, this system works more like an insurance plan than direct reimbursement.
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.
Direct reimbursement cannot be accurately achieved without understanding CPT coding.
Vendors should focus on making their clients aware of the benefits of the systems until such time when there is direct reimbursement for IGS and RAS systems in most western European countries.
Incentives in the new three-tier approach include increased sales margins, an intensive partner training and certification process, as well as direct reimbursement on marketing development funds.
The lack of direct reimbursement and the cost of tele-health solutions are the main factors challenging market growth, as the incentive for physicians to invest in RPM devices is insignificant.
In 1970, capitalizing on changes in Medicare reimbursement policies that provided for direct reimbursement to hospital based physicians, he founded Regional Data Center (RDC), a company designed to manage the accounts receivables for the hospital based physician.