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The amount of money that a local Social Services Department in the UK may invoice a person receiving a service.


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.


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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Ethical leaders may enhance taking charge by motivating followers to be proactive participants.
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FIVE-TIMES champions Leicester surged into yet another Tetley's Bitter Cup quarter-final, trailing 13-10 at half-time before taking charge, with left winger Leon Lloyd scoring a try in each half.
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THE West Yorkshire official will be taking charge of his fourth Liverpool match of the season.
He has also refereed Stoke City twice this term, taking charge of the Potters' 2-1 win at Watford last month and the goalless draw at the Britannia Stadium against Arsenal in January.
Frenchman Jerome Garces will referee South Africa's clash with New Zealand at Twickenham on Saturday, with England's Wayne Barnes taking charge of Australia against Argentina the following day.
Sbragia enjoyed taking charge of the Under-21 side but said: "It was only one game and that's it as far as I'm concerned.
New Delhi, July 10 ( ANI ): Punjab Chief Minister (CM) Parkash Singh Badal today congratulated Amit Shah for taking charge as president of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
With Vahanvati taking charge, the Chief Justice and judges agreed to come back.