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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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Australian Kerry Fitzgerald had done the same thing in the first-ever global tournament in 1987, officiating in New Zealand's last-four victory over Wales before taking charge of the final against France.
I have learnt from him and the experiences he had here, it's like what I am doing now, taking charge after being a player and changing your role.
Taking charge of the ministry in a year when several states, including her own -- Rajasthan, are going to polls, Vyas has set her eyes on another key social sector agenda -- street vendors' welfare.
Addressing media after taking charge, Bansal said, "If increase in fares would be required, we will do that.
And Lambert has now followed in the footsteps of O'Neill by taking charge of Villa, the club his mentor guided to two sixth-placed finishes.
ISLAMABAD, March 20, 2012 (Balochistan Times): Lieutenant General Zaheerul Islam after taking charge of his fresh responsibilities as Director General of Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) calls on Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani.
The 52-year-old has been appointed just 10 days after McLeish resigned before taking charge of Aston Villa.
eighth in the Blue Square Bet Premier table and caretaker manager Tim Harris will now return to his director of football position after taking charge of County for 17 games.
NEW Sale Sharks coach Pete Anglesea has made his first major decision since taking charge of the Premiership strugglers by handing the captaincy to England winger Mark Cueto.
AL AKHBAR said, "What really annoyed Baroud was that the ISF overstepped its powers and gave itself the right to respond to Aoun's criticisms instead of Baroud taking charge of this issue.
Big Phil has a contract with Palmeiras until 2012 but I can see him taking charge of the hosts for the finals in Brazil.
Q4 Who is taking charge of any transfer-market deals and helping sell unwanted players?