cost sharing


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cost shar·ing

(kawst shār'ing)
The amount paid for medical services including coinsurance, copayment, or deductible.

cost sharing

An approach to health insurance in which the insured party pays for some of the services received, and the insurance sponsor, usually an employer, pays the rest. Methods of sharing costs between the insured and the sponsor include copayments, deductibles, and annual out-of-pocket expenses.
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WASHINGTON, May 8, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following a recent New York Times article, "With Sickest Patients, Cost Sharing Comes at a Price," home health leaders with the Partnership for Quality Home Healthcare underscored the need to protect vulnerable American seniors from the negative effects of cost sharing, which data show results in increased hospitalizations, especially among the chronically ill.
The 2 authorities will split the cost evenly, which means at the current price-tag of $12 million the cost sharing will be $6 million.
The funding for the 11th Plan centres would be on 100 per cent central grant in aid basis to the States, except in the case of 15 centres where work could not commence during the 11th Plan, where funding would be on the aforementioned cost sharing basis.
I tried this last year and cost shared a cow under an NGO scheme, the animals they gave from their own families were healthy and yet the ones they sacrificed from our money were sick and much cheaper even though we were charged the full amount," said Asim Raza, a resident adding that the cost sharing scheme had led to many disputes between the people who were sharing the animals.
The court rejected the IRS's position that arm's length was defined in the case of cost sharing as a sharing of the totality of costs.
Freeman and Corey (1993) demonstrated that low-income nonelderly covered by Medicaid had more ambulatory visits and hospital care than those with private insurance, potentially due to the economic barriers to access imposed by cost sharing in private insurance.
For example, the current structure of traditional Medicare that includes Parts A (hospital insurance), B (supplementary medical insurance), and D (prescription drug coverage)--each with different deductibles and coinsurance rates and none with limits on beneficiary cost sharing requires enrollment in three distinct programs and is quite different from private health insurance plans.
3,400 for 2010, allowed cost sharing for a typical inpatient mental health stay doubled, from $61 per day to $130 per day, and allowed cost sharing for a typical skilled nursing facility stay increased from $53 to $70 per day, compared to 2009.
Department of Treasury issued re-proposed regulations under section 482 of the Internal Revenue Code, relating to the methods to be used to determine taxable income in connection with a cost sharing agreement.
Biennial Rates of Screening Mammography Higher for Enrollees With Full Coverage Cost sharing Full coverage 2002 66% 77% 2003 70% 78% 2004 70% 78% Note: Based on rounded data for 366,475 women aged 65-69 years in 174 Medicare managed-care plans.
Our coordination identifies common qualification requirements and cost sharing to qualify new, improved, environmentally acceptable technologies for joint-Service weapon and space system applications.