Supplier (Health Care) Law and Legal Definition

Supplier in the context of health care means :

  • a person, or agency or any company that gives medical items such as a wheelchair or walker.
  • a physician or other practitioner, or an entity other than a provider, that provides health care services under medicare.

A supplier should be an authorized medicare provider for prompt reimbursement of patient’s wound dressing purchase. They have the responsibility of obtaining a physician’s new order. A supplier generally submits claims and accepts payment directly from medicare. Medicare allows a supplier to dispense at a time the bills for services rendered up to one month.