As used in this subpart, unless the context indicates otherwise—
Court of competent jurisdiction means a court that has jurisdiction over the subject matter and the parties before it.
Facility means a hospital or other institution that furnishes health care services to inpatients.
Entity means a person, group, or facility that is enrolled in the Medicare program.
Power of attorney means any written documents by which a principal authorizes an agent to—
Receive, in the agent's name, any payments due the principal;
Negotiate checks payable to the principal; or
Receive, in any other manner, direct payment of amounts due the principal.
[53 FR 6634, Mar. 2, 1988, as amended at 69 FR 66426, Nov. 15, 2004]