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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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Originally designed for charged particle detection and later modified for fast neutron detection, the MicroMegas detector concept has proven capable of processing a high charged particle rate with relatively fast recovery times to minimize dead time.
Attorney Christopher Morvillo acknowledged that Stewart could not be charged under the PATRIOT Act with providing "expert advice and assistance" to the Islamic Group because her conduct predated the law.
Many lower courts interpreted the "offense specific" language of the Supreme Court as extending the Sixth Amendment protections to crimes charged and all other closely related offenses arising out of the identical factual event.
And even then, you still may be charged for using another bank's ATM if your bank has to pay that bank a fee
The average monthly fee charged holders of this type of account at banks is considerably smaller than that charged account holders when a charge per check is not levied.
Time spent to develop an understanding of basic issues should not be charged to any particular client.
Our planet normally has a negative electrical charge, but as a thundercloud passes over, negatively charged electrons in the base of the cloud repel, or drive away, the negative charges on the ground.
The second way that surfaces can become charged is related to crystal structure.
3 -- color -- ran in AV edition only) Emma Harter, 72, is charged with two counts of felony animal cruelty and misdemeanor charges that include running an illegal kennel and animal endangerment.
For example, when PP hits PE in the charging box, the PP, which is higher in triboelectric order, becomes positive and the PE flakes are charged negatively.
For the purpose of this paragraph an arm's length charge for services rendered shall be the amount which was charged or would have been charged for the same or similar services in independent transactions with or between unrelated parties under similar circumstances considering all relevant facts.