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Monies disbursed by a private insurance company or public entity (e.g., Medicare, Medicaid) in settlement of a claim for medical services provided.



A valued or desired outcome; an advantage.

Managed care
Healthcare which are provided under the terms of a health insurance policy should the need arise.


Abbreviation for:
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The payment or services provided by an insurance policy or health care plan.


n the condition of promoting improvement or enhancing a sense of well-being.

Patient discussion about benefit

Q. Oregano, does it benefit? Is oregano taken for prevention or cure?

A. Nothing that I know about, at least not scientifically proven.

Q. What are the benefits of childhood vaccines? Oh vaccine causes autism? Then how about childhood vaccines? What are the benefits of childhood vaccines?

A. It is just a thought/feel/rumor. Don’t worry about people talk. But it is important to remember, vaccines protect and save lives. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, vaccines are the single-most powerful, cost-effective public health intervention ever developed. Because of the availability of vaccines, few children in the United States are harmed by measles, polio, tetanus or other serious vaccine-preventable diseases. If parents stopped getting vaccines for their children the number of cases of these diseases will increase and so will the number of serious health problems and deaths.

Q. What benefits does yoga have on nutritional disorder? I've heard yoga can help "organize" the daily nutrition and the metabolism? Is it true? Does anyone know how it does it?? Unfortunately I deal with nutrition issues all day long and would love to find something to make it go away...

A. I am not sure I know of any relation between yoga and organizing daily nutrition.. Yoga is a very good physical activity for back problems, muscle pain and flexibility, and it does make you burn some calories via using your muscles, however it is not an aerobic physical activity and it does not help burn fat like running, riding a bike or swimming.

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Pietersen spoke with the air of a batsman who had enjoyed the benefit of the doubt for his entire career until the DRS came along.
Home Office guidance to social workers on age assessment clearly states that children should be given the benefit of the doubt.
As Anand told the New York Times after the JAMA controversy broke: "By the second trimester, all bets are off and I would argue that in the absence of absolute proof we should give the fetus the benefit of the doubt if we are going to call ourselves compassionate and humane physicians.
In that situation the benefit of the doubt should surely be given to the victim of the interference.
So, allowing them the benefit of the doubt, I blame them for not stealing the election first.
But the company's excellent track record means investors should give it the benefit of the doubt.
But, giving them the benefit of the doubt, I expect the gift sub offer mailing was sent to the entire list that includes people who came on board from at least a dozen different offers.
Before going to see the The Passion of the Christ I was prepared to give Mel Gibson some benefit of the doubt.
But still Justice Minister Cathy Jamieson (below) gives them the benefit of the doubt.
I give him the benefit of the doubt since he is an attorney and not an economist or accountant.
We might all argue about the validity of the war against Iraq -part of the global war agains terrorism -but when you see the tears of those who lost loved ones on 9/ll, we might just give the Prime Minister the benefit of the doubt.
Traders, meanwhile, decided not to risk giving the other big banks the benefit of the doubt.