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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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In another moment they were racing as madly away from us as they had before been charging down upon us.
Now the sightless banth, in its savage, aimless charging and counter-charging, had passed beyond the kill of its fellow, and there the light breeze that was blowing wafted the scent of new blood to its nostrils.
When the charging banth was twenty paces from the dead thoat the killer gave vent to its hideous challenge, and with a mighty spring leaped forward to meet it.
The charging panther moved rapidly, and the distance which separated the bush in which he had concealed himself from the objects of his desire was not great.
Satan saw them, and advertised his find by breaking away from Sheldon's hands and charging.
The great cow whale had turned about, and, on the surface, was charging straight back at them.
Almost, from the whale's delay in renewing her charging, did they think she had given over.
He stood and yelled, perhaps for the time of ten seconds, when the bull was enticed into charging the other capadors and the man arose unhurt.
I think I am civil to you in not commanding or charging you in the king's name to go with me, and charging every man I see that passes your door to aid and assist me in carrying you by force; this you cannot but know I have power to do, and yet I forbear it, and once more entreat you to go with me.
Latest evolution of quick charging technology is anticipated to be available with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor and in mobile devices next year --
14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global and Chinese EV Charging Port Equipment Industry Report, 2014-2015" report to their offering.