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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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His ordeal is a worry because many people have these chargers.
They say they are primarily fake or faulty chargers being used to charge mobile phones, electric cigarettes or other similar devices but, even the real chargers can pose risks if they are not used correctly or for the device for which they are intended.
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Going forward, NEC will continue to develop and produce products and services for the construction of secure, convenient and user friendly charger infrastructure for EV and PHV as part of its support for the early realization of a low-carbon society.
Coun Ian Jones, cabinet member for neighbourhood services, added: "People may be tempted to buy cheap chargers, particularly in the run-up to Christmas, but I would urge people not to risk their lives for the sake of a few pounds.
I am very happy that the European Standardization Bodies have met our request to develop within a short space of time the technical standards necessary for a common mobile phone charger based on the work done by industry," European CommissionA Vice PresidentA Antonio Tajani said.
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With an economical footprint and advanced electronics, the Smart Charger supports continuous operations and ensures that every worker has enough power to last--even for an extended shift.
We're doing a hell of a good job with them," said Mike Flynn, vice president of sales at Portmeirion, which offers a virtual rainbow of glass charger plates that sell for $20 to $25 apiece.
The Aid-Mate charger has a 6-hour timer with automatic shutoff and can charge two batteries at once.