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Accounts Receivable

The sum of the monies owed to a person or enterprise which was incurred in the course of business transactions and not supported by negotiable paper.

ac·counts re·ceiv·a·ble

(AR, A/R) (ă-kownts' rĕ-sē'vă-bĕl)
The aggregate of money owed to the health care practice by all patients and/or insurers.


the bill provided to the client by the veterinarian setting out the sums owing for services rendered.

itemized accounts
the provision of accounts for professional services in which all of the medicines, materials and services supplied are itemized. The disadvantage of the procedure is the opportunity that it provides to vexatious clients to argue with the charges. It is standard procedure to provide an itemized account if the client asks for one.
accounts payable
the monies owed to other accounts by the practice and to be paid during the month.
accounts receivable
the accounts that owe the practice money and which can be expected to pay during the month.
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Jack Greenthum may be able to take a business bad debt deduction in 1995 for part or all of the $12,000 account receivable due from Jasmine's Ground Covers and $4,000 due from Ligustrum's Plants, provided he can substantiate that the debtors do not have the ability to pay the debt.
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Based on a preliminary assessment of the probability of collecting these account receivables, the Company currently believes it will report a write-off of a majority of the accounts receivable balance in the fourth quarter of 2004.
Since deploying the solution, Summit has reduced its days in account receivables to significantly below the industry average while further empowering its employees to deliver top-notch services to their patients.