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charge

The amount of money that a local Social Services Department in the UK may invoice a person receiving a service.

charge

Managed care The posted price of a service provided by a hospital or health care facility; Medicare requires hospitals to apply the same schedule of charges to all Pts, regardless of the expected sources or amount of payment. See Fees.

charge

(charj)
1. In electricity, the amount of electrical force present.
2. To add electrical energy to a battery.
3. The cost to the patient and/or the third-party payer for a medical service or hospitalization.

covered charge

A medical service reimbursable by a third-party payer.

customary and reasonable charge

The usual cost of a service to a patient. The term is used in the medical insurance industry to determine the amount the provider will be reimbursed for the service or procedure. Under Medicare, this is the lowest customary fee charged by a physician for a service or the prevailing fee of other area physicians for the same service.

maximum allowable charge

Abbreviation: MAC
In medical care financial management, the maximum reimbursement rate a health plan will allow for the cost of services such as prescribed medicines or professional fees.

prevailing charge

The typical fee that a health care provider bills for a service, e.g., an office visit or a surgical procedure.
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This was indeed a more serious charge than an ordinary assault and battery, and a corresponding degree of interest was manifested by the spectators in its result.
Hiram was again sworn, and his testimony given on the second charge.
Lippet, probably relying on the charge of the Judge, as he again seated himself, with the air of a main who felt that his success was certain.
It was now the duty of the Judge to deliver his charge.
I shall leave you to judge, gentlemen, from the testimony, how far the witness in this prosecution can be so considered, feeling less reluctance to submit the case thus informally to your decision, because there is yet another indictment to be tried, which involves heavier charges against the unfortunate prisoner.
A nice person to prefer a charge against a poor boy
I felt him stagger with the shock, though he uttered no cry; I tried to check my speed, but the sword dropped from his right hand, the rein fell loose from the left, and sinking backward from the saddle he fell to the earth; the other riders swept past us, and by the force of their charge I was driven from the spot.
Verily, your lordship," said Robin, scratching his head, "I have enjoyed your company so much, that I scarce know how to charge for it.
Now we shall charge you nothing on our own account; but suffer us to make use of this in aiding my good friend.
An owner of an e-car living in a house does not have any problem with this, but when he/she is living in a high block of flats, he/she simply has no place to charge the car," Chadaba told The Slovak Spectator.
Building upon Qualcomm Technologies existing leadership in fast charging implementations, Quick Charge 4 is designed to provide a superior charging solution by delivering faster charge times and higher efficiency than prior generations.
The software program includes four main parts: final additions, least cost charge calculations, melt stock casting and calculating campaigns of charges.