With the Tiers payant third-party payer system, the doctor settles bills directly with the health insurance company, which then collects the cost share from the insured.
Tiers payant is a system of reimbursement used in the health sector. The doctor or another healthcare provider settles bills directly with the health insurer. The health insurer in turn collects any cost share due from the insured.
How is it different to the Tiers garant system?
With the Tiers garant system the patient pays the bill from a doctor or another healthcare provider directly and is then reimbursed by the health insurer.