Health care provider

A health care provider can be an individual health professional or a health facility organization, licensed to provide health care diagnosis and treatment services, including medication, surgery, and medical devices. In the United States, the Department of Health and Human Services defines them as any person or organization that furnishes, bills, or is paid for health care in the normal course of business. Health care providers often receive payments for their services from health insurance providers.

Individual providers

  • Doctor of medicine or osteopathy authorized to practice medicine or surgery
  • Designated healthcare providers authorized by the United States Secretary of Labor
  • Physicians who practice medicine
  • Trained health workers with defined scope of practice
  • Non-physician clinicians delivering healthcare services

Institutional providers

  • Hospital networks operating multiple hospitals and clinics
  • Health systems responsible for delivering care to a population
  • Medical groups formed by physicians sharing resources
  • Hospitals providing emergency, intensive care, and other healthcare services
  • Clinics delivering non-emergency healthcare services in office settings


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