lifetime reserve

lifetime reserve

Etymology: AS, lif + tid, time; L, re, again, servare, to keep
a lifetime total of days of inpatient hospitalization benefits that may be drawn on by a patient who has exhausted the maximum benefits allowed under Medicare for a single episode of illness.
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In a couple of cases this proved to be the only thing necessary to document there was no narcotics in the worker's systems, allowing the claim to close and the lifetime reserve on the claim to be eliminated, which is a saving of several hundred dollars," Maw said.
For each of the 60 lifetime reserve days used, the daily coinsurance amount is equal to one-half of the inpatient hospital deductible.
Regular use also depletes lifetime reserves of brain chemical serotonin - which could lead to premature Alzheimer's disease.
They suggested Ecstasy may deplete lifetime reserves of the brain chemical serotonin, which could bring a greater risk in middle age of conditions normally seen only in the elderly, such as Alzheimer's Disease.