A creditor's assertion of a right to payment from a debtor or the debtor's property.

Source: U.S. Courts

A claim is a request for payment for services and benefits you received. Claims are also called bills for all Part A and Part B services billed through Fiscal Intermediaries. "Claim" is the word used for Part B physician/supplier services billed through the Carrier. (See Carrier; Fiscal Intermediaries; Medicare Part A; Medicare Part B.)


A demand made upon a transportation line for payment on account of a loss sustained through its alleged negligence.

Source: U.S. Maritime Administration.