point-of-service

adjective

point-of-ser·​vice ˈpȯint-əv-ˈsər-vəs How to pronounce point-of-service (audio)
: of, relating to, or being a health-care insurance plan that allows enrollees to seek care from a physician affiliated with the service provider at a fixed co-payment or to choose a nonaffiliated physician and pay more
abbreviation POS

Word History

First Known Use

1987, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of point-of-service was in 1987

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Cite this Entry

“Point-of-service.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/point-of-service. Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

point-of-service

adjective
: of, relating to, or being a health insurance plan that allows enrollees to seek care from a physician affiliated with the service provider at a fixed co-payment or to choose a nonaffiliated physician and pay a larger share of the cost
abbreviation POS
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