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direct costs

in managed care, the costs of labor, supplies, and equipment to provide direct patient care services.


without intervening steps.

direct antiglobulin test
see direct coombs test.
direct capture ELISA mastitis test
measures polymorphonuclear antigens in milk sample as an indication of elevated milk cell counts and therefore presence of mastitis.
direct contact
see direct contact.
direct costs
see variable costs.
direct effect
the effect of one variable on another without passing through a third variable.
direct immunofluorescence testing
see fluorescence microscopy.
direct oxidative pathway
see pentose phosphate pathway.
direct relationship
see direct relationship.
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Liberty Mutual identified the leading causes of workplace injuries and illness and associated direct cost, using its own claims data and findings from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the National Academy of Social Insurance.
Companies today incurring direct costs at what was considered acceptable levels in 1986 should be assessing the strategic issues of whether to get out of the servicing business entirely, subservice the portfolio or invest in process changes and technology to drive costs down to competitive levels.
Benefits: Option 1 can increase cash flow because Medicare pays not only for the direct cost of the therapy, but also a portion of a provider's overhead costs.
The increase in revenues is attributed to an increase in billable direct costs of services of $1,096,113.
For the corresponding period last year the Company reported revenue of $4,239,583, direct costs of $2,099,625 and a gross profit of $2,139,958.
The NIDDK intends to commit approximately $1 million in direct costs for fiscal year 2005 to fund 4-5 new grants in response to this PAR.
Direct costs are charged directly to the contract; indirect costs go into cost pools, such as general and administrative, and are allocated to the contract only via some kind of rate mechanism.
Our TCO model shows that direct costs can be reduced by 18 percent and indirect costs can be reduced by 54 percent for a locked-down and well-managed desktop (including proper policies, processes and tools) compared with an unmanaged PC," stated Michael A.
For the R21 mechanism, an applicant may request a project period of up to 3 years and a budget of up to $200,000 in direct costs per year.
iv) Inforica would provide all resources and bear all direct costs for the launch of the Conexer website.
The applicant may request a project period of up to two years with a combined budget for direct costs of up $275,000 for the two year period.