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Monies disbursed by a private insurance company or public entity (e.g., Medicare, Medicaid) in settlement of a claim for medical services provided.



A valued or desired outcome; an advantage.

Managed care
Healthcare which are provided under the terms of a health insurance policy should the need arise.


Abbreviation for:
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The payment or services provided by an insurance policy or health care plan.


n the condition of promoting improvement or enhancing a sense of well-being.

Patient discussion about benefit

Q. Oregano, does it benefit? Is oregano taken for prevention or cure?

A. Nothing that I know about, at least not scientifically proven.

Q. What are the benefits of childhood vaccines? Oh vaccine causes autism? Then how about childhood vaccines? What are the benefits of childhood vaccines?

A. It is just a thought/feel/rumor. Don’t worry about people talk. But it is important to remember, vaccines protect and save lives. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, vaccines are the single-most powerful, cost-effective public health intervention ever developed. Because of the availability of vaccines, few children in the United States are harmed by measles, polio, tetanus or other serious vaccine-preventable diseases. If parents stopped getting vaccines for their children the number of cases of these diseases will increase and so will the number of serious health problems and deaths.

Q. What benefits does yoga have on nutritional disorder? I've heard yoga can help "organize" the daily nutrition and the metabolism? Is it true? Does anyone know how it does it?? Unfortunately I deal with nutrition issues all day long and would love to find something to make it go away...

A. I am not sure I know of any relation between yoga and organizing daily nutrition.. Yoga is a very good physical activity for back problems, muscle pain and flexibility, and it does make you burn some calories via using your muscles, however it is not an aerobic physical activity and it does not help burn fat like running, riding a bike or swimming.

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We have given, not just Liam, but one or two other players, the benefit of the doubt.
He and other justices also defended the trial judge for giving the prosecutor the benefit of the doubt.
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An R&A spokesman said: "I think Benjamin will be given the benefit of the doubt.
He said: "But maybe the top teams get a little bit of the benefit of the doubt in regards to how referees actually interpret things.
Nor am I convinced it isn't you having a nice wee fantasy to yourself - but I'll give you the benefit of the doubt.
As fans, we always give keepers the benefit of the doubt.
Over the years, Dan Sullivan has found that one of the biggest mistakes investors make is not giving a bull market every benefit of the doubt.
That is too long to justify giving the over-rated rabble who continue to wear the three lions (the "Pewter Generation") yet another benefit of the doubt.
FALKIRK'S Portuguese striker Pedro Moutinho reckons referees are not giving him the benefit of the doubt because of his nationality.
Smith said Santana deserves the benefit of the doubt.
The evidence on both sides was even, so the defendant should have been given the benefit of the doubt.